Moreton achieved our highest ever number of Gold Awards (8) and also a further 8 Silver Awards and 9 Bronze Awards at the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Intermediate Maths Challenge.
The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities. Each year, Moreton girls participate in a variety of UKMT Challenges dependent on age and ability.
In early February, some forty four girls from Upper 5, Lower 5 and Upper 4 participated in the Intermediate Challenge. The challenge consists of twenty five multiple choice questions of increasing difficulty. The scoring system is (as you would expect) complex and latter questions gain higher marks and can also lose marks for a wrong answer. The highest possible score is 135. Approximately 200,000 children participate in the competition and this year a score of 40 gained a Bronze Award (top 40%); a score of 50 secured a Silver Award (top 20%); and a score of 62 achieved a Gold Award (top 7%). In addition to that, the top 5000 candidates in the country are invited to participate in a follow-on round known as the 'Kangaroo' and the top 500 in the country are invited to participate in the 'Intermediate Olympiad'.
This year Moreton achieved our highest ever number of Gold Awards (8) and also a further 8 Silver Awards and 9 Bronze Awards. In addition, we are delighted to announce that Sherry, Jessie, Annie, Isobel and Katie were selected for the Kangaroo and Georgina was selected for the Olympiad (for the second year running). It is difficult to put these results into proper context - other than saying they are outstanding - a Gold Award is certainly far more prestigious than an A* at GCSE. We will keep you informed of results from the follow-on rounds.
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