Thirty-eight Notre Dame students were able to celebrate after being awarded their certificates of success in the Senior Maths Challenge. Organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, the Senior Challenge is a national competition aimed at all 16 to 19 year olds studying mathematics at advanced level. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and is sat in school or college under normal exam conditions. The top 60% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate and each institution also receives a Best in School certificate.
Notre Dame were especially pleased with the overall results this year as 76% of the students who entered received a certificate, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Two students (Joe Marsden and Xuan Li) achieved the gold award this year, with the “Best in School” accolade also going to Joe. Sixteen students achieved the silver award and twenty students received the bronze certificate.
The challenge is organised in college by maths teacher John Watson who said, “I am delighted with the results this year. Well done to all who participated and achieved an award.”