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Last half term, our top mathematicians from the Fourth Year through to the Upper Sixth took part in the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Mathematical Challenge, a national competition design to promote mathematical thinking and intuition.  

A total of 91 students from Trinity, the majority from the Sixth Form, took part in the one and half hour-long exam-style competitions in October and the results arrived last week.  

To recognize the highest performers in the challenge, the UKMT awards the top-scoring 66% of participants Bronze, Silver and Gold award certificates in the ratio 3:2:1. We are very proud to announce that the school produced another set of exceptional results which include 19 Gold, 45 Silver and 23 Bronze certificates achieved.  

Congratulations to Finn Evans (Fifth Year) for achieving the highest mark in the school, which was recognised on his award. Second place went to Nakutalab Debebe (Third Year) and third place in the school went to Zain Lam (Lower Sixth). All three students will be among the 1,000 highest performing students nationally taking part in the prestigious British Mathematical Olympiad Round 1. The remaining Trinity students who also achieved a Gold award will take part in the Kangaroo Round.  

We wish them all the best and look forward to their results. 

 

About the Senior Mathematical Challenge

The Senior Mathematical Challenge aims to be a stimulating and rewarding experience for all students. It is a 90-minute, multiple-choice Challenge and encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. They are designed to make students think. While most are accessible, they still aim to challenge those with more experience. 

The UKMT makes available its previous past papers, solutions and investigations on its website here. They are a great resource containing high-quality problems designed to encourage mathematical thinking and prepare students for the Senior Mathematical Challenge.  


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