Leeds City Academy

Student of the Week

Leading in UK Intermediate Mathematics Challenge

Congratulations to Alixe in Year 11, who is Leeds City Academy’s Student of the Week.

Alixe has demonstrated her extraordinary skills in Mathematics this term, following her entry into the UK Intermediate Mathematics Challenge 2017.

The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 and tasks students to answer 25 multiple choice questions in one hour. The exam asks lively, intriguing multiple choice questions, which are designed to stimulate interest in Maths in large numbers of pupils. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4,000 schools and colleges.

Awards are given to the top 40% of students nationally receiving a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate. 5,500 pupils from across all three year groups are invited to sit either the grey or pink European Kangaroo papers. These are one-hour papers with 25 multiple choice questions, taken by pupils from over 30 countries worldwide.

Following the examinations, this week Alixe was awarded a certificate for Best In Year in addition to a Gold Certificate.

Ms Rose said: "Well done Alixe, these are fantastic results measured on a national scale. Keep up the outstanding work as you progress into your GCSE examinations next term."

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