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UKMT Maths Challenge Success

Triumph for Maths students in national competition

Ten of Leeds City Academy's leading Maths students took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust's Intermediate Challenge last month, returning outstanding results.

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.

Leeds City Academy's students did exceptionally well, with 60% of the students placed in the competition - 2 golds, 1 silver and 3 bronze, with two students being invited to take part in the worldwide round.

Ms Gunson said: "Another amazing set of UKMT results for the Academy. Thank you to Mr Hall for for organising and coordinating the process. Well done to Rishi, Alixe, Bogusia, Umar, Raheem, Ferial, Maria, Skyloiza, Yad and Wisal for taking the paper and winning several gold, silver and bronze awards."