Senior Maths Challenge 2018
Richard Huish College students racked up an impressive 27 awards in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Students celebrated their success after achieving seven gold certificates, nine silver certificates and 11 bronze certificates, which were presented to students by Joe Bennett, Assistant Principal.
Over 82,000 students from across the UK returned scripts for the Senior Mathematics Challenge with the top 10% receiving gold certificates, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze. Approximately 7,000 of the top students were invited to sit one of the follow-on competitions, the British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1 or the Senior Kangaroo.
Group photo of Huish award winners
Taeho Kim, Eleanor Shakspeare, Paul Zhang and Luke Shirley (Year 13), Simon To, Jake Moll, Henry Tse and Ryan Ho (Year 12) were all invited to sit the Senior Kangaroo with Taeho Kim and Simon To both gaining a Certificate of Merit.
Senior Kangaroo qualifiers Paul Zhang, Jake Moll and Ryan Ho with Joe Bennett, Assistant Principal (Left end) and Julian Morgan, Mathematics Teacher (right end)
Jake Moll gained the award for Best in Year 12, with Paul Zhang claiming the award for the Best in School and Best in Year 13.
The Senior Mathematics Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust and is supported by the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. It is aimed at those who are Year 13 and below and is sat in schools and colleges.