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, and 18 qualified for the Junior Olympiad, which is a two-hour challenge consisting of 16 problems. Only 1200 students are selected to take part at this level nationwide, so these 180 Wilson’s students did very well indeed to qualify.
We have also recently received the results of these challenges. 56 students earned a Merit in the Kangaroo, which puts them in the top 25% of students in the country—an increase of nearly 40 per cent on last year’s outcomes.
The Junior Olympiad is a trickier paper—eight out of the sixteen questions require full solutions. Six of our students won the top award of a Distinction (putting them in the top 25% of students in the country who took that paper), and eleven students were awarded a Merit (which places them in the next 40% of entrants).
Students who did particularly well on the written solutions questions were also awarded a medal and book prize. These students are Spencer, who achieved a gold, placing him as one of the top 40 students in the country, and bronzes for Jamie, Fraser, Razi and Anthony C, all placed within the top 200 students in the country.
Students for both the Kangaroo and Olympiad will receive their certificates in September, as will those who won medals and book prizes.
All of the Maths department would like to give all the Key Stage 3 students our congratulations!