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Senior Maths Challenge Success

Mrs K. Coldwell, KS5 and G&T Leader, Maths, writes:

Students in Years 11, 12 and 13 (and a few even younger) have taken part in a number of mathematical challenges recently. First was the European Mathematical Olympiad for Girls, in which Annie Mbukwa in Year 13, Daisy Butler in Year 13, Hannah Imafidon in Year 12 and Kono Washio in Year 11 took part. Annie and Hannah both earned distinctions for their performance in this challenge and Daisy and Kono respectively achieved the scores that Annie and Hannah had achieved the year before, showing that they were on the right track.

The results of the Senior Maths Challenge, taken on the 7th November, are also in. Gold certificates have been awarded to James Byrne (also Best in Year and Best in School), Shogo Washio and Nicholas Brown. James and Shogo also qualified for the first round of the British Mathematical Olympiad and Nicholas has qualified for the Senior Kangaroo follow-on round. All of these follow-on rounds take place this Friday. Jack Byrne, Rory Baxter, Dominic Rusch, Annie Mbukwa, Callum Thomson, Hamzah Hussain, Hannah Imafidon, Joseph Lowton and Kono Washio earned Bronze certificates, with Hamzah and Hannah securing Best in Year for Year 12 and Kono Best in Year for Year 11. Bronze certificates go to Eleanor Bull, James Ball, Lauren Fisher, Jonathan Van Hek, Kirsty Selwood, Matthew Bond, Stanley Hurt, Abram Lagman, Ethan Montenegro, Tawsif Chowdhury, Isaac Cheng, Christopher Illes- Wilbourn, Alex Baxter, Callum Elliott, Edgar Kager, Perry Kistruck, Usama Bin Irfan, Jack Moylan and Sean Davies. Well done to all who took part.

Finally, a team comprised of Hannah Imafidon, Tawsif Chowdhury, Shogo Washio and James Byrne represented the Senior Team Maths Challenge Regional Final at Arthur Mellows Village College in Peterborough. The competition was tough, but the team finished runners up, only surpassed by the performance of The Perse School in Cambridge. This is the second year in which Stanborough has placed second in a regional final- last year it was enough to secure a place in the National Final. We will have to wait and see if we are lucky enough to do so again.