Monday, 10 February 2014 07:09

ASPIRE JOINS UK'S BIGGEST MATHS COMPETITION

Secondary students at ASPIRE have taken part in the UK’s biggest maths competition.

The Intermediate Maths Challenge, which took place on Thursday 6th February, is a multiple choice test designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils.

Organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT), the paper is open to pupils in Year 11 and below and contains 25 questions. The first 15 are accessible whilst the final 10 provide more of a challenge.

Gold, silver and bronze certificates are awarded to the top-performing students nationally, with the most successful eligible to enter follow-on rounds.

Last year ASPIRE was among 3,700 schools taking part and, including the Junior Challenge, 13 certificates were handed out to students.

All papers have been sent to the UKMT for assessment and results will be posted in due course. The Junior Challenge, open to pupils from Year 8 and below, will take place on 1st May.