Our mathematicians regularly compete in local, regional and national competitions and this term is no exception.

United Kingdom Maths Trust Team Challenge: Congratulations go to our Junior Maths team who won the regional final of the UKMT Team Challenge, held in March. The competition seeks to promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills, proved to be an extremely competitive event and our team of talented students beat off strong competition to secure the win.

The team will now travel to London to represent The Blue Coat School in the national final in June.

Intermediate Maths Challenge: Involving students in Years 9, 10 and 11, our mathematicians gave an excellent performance, achieving 39 Gold, 49 Silver and 57 Bronze certificates. Altogether 40 students successfully qualified for further rounds of this prestigious national competition. Congratulations to all of our students who performed so impressively and particularly to our students who have qualified for the European Kangaroo. A special congratulation must also go to one student who has been invited to attend the 50th National Mathematics summer school in August.

Intermediate Maths Olympiad: The follow-on rounds to the Intermediate Maths Challenge, the Intermediate Maths Olympiad and the European Kangaroo, were held during March.  Once again the achievements of our students were excellent, with Merit awards in the Olympiad and the European Kangaroo.

MEM Challenges: Over February half-term, several students produced solutions to the Mathematical Education on Merseyside Challenges. A number of prizes were awarded to students across Years 7, 8 and 9.

Maths House relays, March 2018: Each of Years 7-11 were involved in the relays.  Teams worked together to complete as many maths problems as possible. Sixth form students acted as markers and the event was enjoyed by students and staff alike.

Miss K Wilson – Head of Maths and Computing

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