Category: Mathematics

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OLYMPIAD UPDATES
Intermediate Olympiad

We are delighted that 3 of our students who took part in the Intermediate Olympiads earlier in the year finally received their prizes and medals.

Shreyas (Year 11) took part in the Maclaurin Olympiad and earned a silver medal and book prize. This means he was one of the top 50 students in the country for this ...

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UKMT AT WILSON'S

On Tuesday 7 April, Anish (Year 9), Anthony (Year 8), Dexter (Year 8) and I participated in the Team Maths Challenge run by UKMT that was hosted by our own school. As the home side, we felt lots of pressure going into the tournament as schools throughout the region came with the aim of winning it all. It was the first Team Maths Challenge after COVID, ...

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COMPETITION IN CAMBRIDGE

On Friday 19 April, Ben (Year 13), Arsh (Year 13), Nelson (Year 13), Boris (Year 13) and I represented Wilson's Y13 at the Náboj maths competition, hosted at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University. The Náboj is a competition for secondary schools across Europe, with over 600 teams across 12 countries . In 2023, we took 2nd ...

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SATRO COMPETITION

On March 20th, 2024, the prestigious Royal Holloway Campus played host to the finals of the annual SATRO Problem Solving Competition. Among the eager participants were five talented Year 12 students from Wilson’s, who had earned their spot in the final after an impressive showing at the qualifying heat, held at St. Philomena's School back in January. The ...

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THE HARMONY OF THE SPHERES?

Our popular Maths Circle lectures have been well attended this year! Students, staff and guests have listened avidly to experts in the field. Akshay and Uthman, both in Year Twelve, share their experiences below.


Synths, the Universe and Doodling

Last week’s lecture, the second in the series, presented by Dr. Phil Ramsden ...

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MATHS CIRCLE LECTURES

Our popular Maths Circle Lectures continued last week. We were honoured to welcome Dr James Munro, Admissions and Outreach Coordinator, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford and Stipendiary Lecturer at New College, Oxford. Dr Munro entertained and challenged his audience with an introduction to Évariste Galois and the field that is now ...

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Maths Feast 2024

On Wednesday 21st February four Year Ten students braved the wet weather and journeyed over to Raynes Park High School to compete in the annual Maths Feast (organised by the AMSP) against schools from the southwest of London. Over the course of two and a half hours they worked through 4 diverse rounds of questions. They ...

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MATHS COMPETITION 2023–24

The Hans Woyda Competition has been running in the local area for the past 44 years. It started off with only 8 schools in Sutton and has now expanded to 64 schools from across North and South London and was named after one of the founders. It is a team competition formed of 7 rounds, all timed. Mental arithmetic skills need to be strong as well ...

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NATIONAL COMPETITION PROGRESS

We were very pleased to present our top-scoring pupils in the most recent Maths Challenges with their awards last week to recognise their exceptional achievement in mathematics. Last term, a record number of students from Years Seven and Eight qualified for the Kangaroo and Olympiad competitions. These are tricky national competitions which test ...

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UKMT 2023

Congratulations to all of the Year 7 and Year 8 students who took part in the Junior Maths Challenge earlier this year.

Nearly every student earned a certificate; there were 35 bronzes, 101 silvers and 232 golds! Out of this bumper crop of results, 162 students qualified for the Junior Kangaroo, which is a one-hour multiple choice paper, ...

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

We have had another successful year in the Southampton Mathematics Challenge. Students from Years 7 to 10 submit their worked solutions to the puzzles. Some students were able to attend the prize giving event at the University (see the article below). Students who were not able to attend will receive their certificates and prizes from the Maths ...

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A COMPETITION CHARGED WITH MATHS!

On Friday 21 April, Alex (Year 13), Ben (Year 12), Reyansh (Year 12), Arsh (Year 12), and I represented Wilson's at the Náboj maths competition, hosted at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences at Cambridge University. The Náboj is an international competition, and this year we were one of the 468 participating teams across 12 countries.

Although ...

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REVIEW

Throughout March, we were treated to the annual series of maths lectures given by talented mathematicians from highly varied backgrounds in the world of maths, joined by students from other schools across Sutton.

The first lecture was delivered by Simon Singh, a name familiar to anyone with a serious interest in mathematics! He delivered a ...

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WHAT A FEAST!
Maths Feast

On 22 March, four students from Year 10 (banner photo, above) attended the Maths Feast competition, held at Raynes Park High School.

We made our way to the school by public transport where we were greeted by a hall full of 20 tables. We were directed to ours; and it wasn't long before the feast began! In a fun first round, ...


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