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Pupils Impress in Junior Mathematical Challenge

We’ve had some fantastic news come in from the Maths department this week.

Earlier this term, pupils in Middle and Upper School undertook the Junior Mathematical Challenge, which is a competition run by The UK Mathematics Trust for school pupils across the UK. This year, we have been so proud to hear that Junior King’s pupils have achieved a total of 10 gold, 22 silver and 17 bronze certificates. With over 270,000 pupils from across the UK sitting the challenge, only 6% received gold certificates, 13% silver and 21% bronze, so this is a fabulous result for our junior maths whizzes. On top of this, gold certificate awardees Jihan (6P), Jake (7C), Samuel (8L), Wendy (8L), Bouma (8S), Matthew (8S), Sage (8L), Elena (8M) and Adolph (8L) were in the top 3.4% of pupils in the UK, qualifying them for the Junior Kangaroo follow-on round, while Kyle (5C) has qualified for the Junior Mathematical Olympiad with an extremely impressive score that puts him in the top 0.4% of entrants! A truly remarkable achievement. A huge well done to everyone who took part in the challenge, and massive congratulations to all certificate awardees. We wish the pupils mentioned above all the very best of luck when they come to take part in the Junior Kangaroo round and the Junior Mathematical Olympiad on Tuesday 15 June. 

Message from the UKMT:

The maths challenges provide material to provoke students’ mathematical thinking and test their problem solving skills in an accessible and yet challenging way. Many congratulations to Junior King’s School, Canterbury on their success in the Junior Maths Challenge; it is great to see achievement in mathematics recognised.