BY MR STODDART, ASSISTANT HEADTEACHER: NUMERACY AND CURRICULUM LEADER: MATHEMATICS
Last week, students from the Year 12 and 13 mathematics groups took part in the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge, an event which involves tackling twenty-five multiple choice problems in ninety minutes, under examination conditions. The top 60% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3, and each institution receives a Best in School certificate. Top performing students are then invited to take part in follow-on rounds, with the very best eligible to represent their country in the International Mathematical Olympiad.
Congratulations are due to Toby Johnston who scored a massive 95 points, to not only achieve the Best in School award and a Gold Certificate, but also to qualify for the Senior Kangaroo Challenge. Fellow Year 12 students Thomas Knox and Aman Patel were the next best Isleworthians, awarded Silver Certificates.
Best of the Year 13 students was Head Boy Josh Norris. He was a awarded Bronze Certificate for his results, as were Walid Ahmadi, Usman Shafeeq, Hassan Sharif, Michael Hodson and Moadh Tchoketch-Kebir (all Year 13) and Matthew Carter (Year 12).
These results demonstrate not only the breadth of talent in A-Level mathematics, but also the amount of commitment and hard work from all the students involved. Well done to each and every one of them!