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UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge – PCS Success!

Monday, October 16, 2023 Awards

Ten Math’s students from Porthcawl Comprehensive School achieved certificates in the UK’s Mathematics Trust Senior Math’s Challenge.

The Senior Math’s Challenge is an annual competition open to students from colleges and schools across the UK. This year, 650,000 pupils from 4,500 schools and colleges took part in the three individual challenges, which make up the UK’s biggest national math’s competition. The top 10% of students receive a gold certificate, the next 20% are awarded silver and the next 30% are awarded bronze.

One Porthcawl student was awarded a gold certificate:

Illia Zhuravok who is best in school and has also qualified for the follow-on competition the Senior Kangaroo Challenge.

One student achieved silver:

  • Tom Backwell

Eight students achieved bronze:

  • Seren Cole
  • Hannah McCarthy (Best in Year 12)
  • Toby Abraham
  • Ben Dingle
  • Joel Griffiths
  • Alfie Smallman
  • Ffion Thomas
  • Lex Wren-Owens

Porthcawl Mathematics teacher, John Weatherhead, said: “The Math’s Challenge is a great event for students to have a go at. It encourages them to use what they have learnt in class, and apply it to problems they have never encountered before, and also to find their own solutions to problems. It’s brilliant to see an enthusiasm from the students for mathematics and to see them achieving as well as they have this year.“

Headteacher, Mr Stephens, said I would like to congratulate all students on their senior mathematics achievements.  It gives me a real sense of pride seeing the young people in our community rewarded for their hard work, skills and enthusiasm, and this national recognition encapsulates that!  National success is wonderful news and a well-deserved achievement.  Well done everyone!”

Congratulations to all 25 students who took part you have all done fantastically well and should be like Porthcawl school is very proud of yourselves.

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