A sum total of 36 Taunton School Sixth Form students have achieved awards at the UK Maths Trust National Senior Mathematical Challenge.
The number represents 50% of the school’s sixth form mathematical students who undertook the 90-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK.
Awards are given to the top 60% of participants, with Gold Awards achieved by only the top 10%. Year 13 student Hugo Lam achieved a Gold Award with a Certificate of Merit for his high score. Daniel Lloyd-Jones (Year 13) also achieved a Gold Award which qualifies them both for the next round “Senior Kangaroo”. Nine students achieved Silver Awards and 25 gained Bronze.
Assistant Head of Maths Philip Edwards said “The Senior Maths Challenge allows pupils to solve a range of problems, putting their critical reasoning skills and mathematical knowledge to the test and allowing them to explore new ideas and develop key problem solving competencies. It’s an ideal way to challenge our students and I am very proud them for getting these fantastic results in a national competition.”