On 7th February, four Sixth Form students entered the National Final of the Senior Maths Team Challenge held in London. The team consisted of two year 13 students, Boris Andrews and Andrew Atkinson and two year 12 students, Holly Williams and Zain Shah. The challenge consisted of 4 rounds: a set of 10 group questions; a cross number (a mathematical crossword); a relay and, finally, a poster competition. Over 1200 schools took part in the regional finals held before Christmas, competing for a place in the national final. Our team came 74th out of 88 teams. It is a great achievement once again for our school to reach the national final of this academic competition.
On 3rd March, four Main School students entered the Maths Team Challenge held at ArnoldKEQMS in Lytham. The team consisted of two year 9 students, Joshua Loan Clarke and Sadid Hoque and two year 8 students, Ariyan Balachandran and Lucas Hughes. The challenge consisted of 4 rounds: a set of 10 group questions; a cross number (a mathematical crossword) and 2 relays, the final one of which involved the team being split up to work against the clock answering questions. The team won the regional final, coming first out of the 24 teams participating and will go on to represent the school in the national final in London on 19th June 2017. Over 1700 schools compete in the challenge so it is a fantastic achievement that our school is one of the 80 schools in the final of this academic competition.