Maths – Success stories!

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Our students have been working incredibly hard this year: completing lots of enrichment tasks and activities and taking responsibility for their learning. Our students do the right thing and make the right choices every day in order to progress and reach their potential in Maths. This page has been set up, as we want to recognise the successes of our students. There are lots of reasons that could be given to appear on the page: making improvements, excellent test scores, continued effort or always meeting deadlines to name a few.


External Competitions

UKMT Team challenge
A team of four pupils (Mitchell Ward, Naomi Gray, Olivia Hornakova and Molly Davies) took part in the UKMT Team Challenge at Caldew School. The Team Challenge promotes mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills. Pupils competed against 14 other schools in the region. St Joseph’s team came third, which is a fantastic achievement.

UKMT Junior Individual Challenge
Students from Set 1 in Year 7 and 8 competed in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. This is an international maths competition organised by the University of Leeds. Students competed against students across the world and up to the age of 16. Students are tested on their mathematical reasoning skills and applying their knowledge to unfamiliar situations.

Mitchell Ward received the best in school, best in year 8 and Gold certificate with the opportunity to sit the Junior Kangaroo Competition!

Paige Sharples received a best in year 7 and a bronze certificate.

Olivia Hornakova, Finley Smith and Luke Elliot all received a Gold certificate which means they are in the top 7% of the country, well done!

Leon Furness, Tom Wilson and Nadia Penn all received a Silver certificate.

Connor Lomas, Joshua Gerrard, James Brown, Ali Kirk, Melissa Pinnock, Kyla Briscoe, Adam Kirkbride, Ross Smart, Karl Armstrong, Alyssa Jenkinson, Paige Warbrick, Daniel Cunningham and Olivia Hazell received a Bronze certificate.

These are amazing results and we are proud of the achievements in mathematical knowledge and problem solving these pupils have demonstrated.

UKMT Intermediate Individual Challenge
Students from Set 1 in Year 9 and 10 competed in the Intermediate Maths Challenge. This is an international maths competition organised by the University of Leeds. Students competed against students across the world and up to the age of 16. Students are tested on their mathematical reasoning skills and applying their knowledge to unfamiliar situations.
Anya Smith achieved a Bronze award.

Kate Howard received a best in year certificate and a Silver certificate.

Kate Howard received a best in year certificate, and a Silver certificate.

Elias Demetriou received a best in year certificate and a Silver certificate.

Naomi Gray earned a Gold certificate and the best in year certificate.

Each student should be incredibly proud of and congratulated upon their achievement.

Mathematical Education on Merseyside 2017
Naomi Gray was awarded the Senior certificate for the best in the year, and Olivia Hornakova was awarded best in year for the Junior challenge.