Tuesday, 11 March 2014 07:22

THE SUM OF SUCCESS

Two students at ASPIRE have been awarded certificates for their success in the UK’s biggest maths competition.

Year 10 pupils Molly and Iris were among ten ASPIRE students to sit the Intermediate Maths Challenge last month.

The competition, organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT), is a 25-question paper designed to stimulate interest in maths in large numbers of pupils.

Molly has been awarded a silver certificate while Iris has received a gold, making them some of the top-performing students worldwide.

Around 600,000 pupils from 4,000 schools took part last year.

Iris will now join around 500 of the highest scorers of his year in a follow-up round on 20th March.

The Junior Challenge, open to pupils from Year 8 and below, will take place on 1st May.