Best ever performance for King’s mathematicians

Congratulations to Removes and Shells students on their fantastic results in the recent Junior Mathematical Challenge, which gave King’s our best ever results in the annual competition.

The Junior Mathematical Challenge is an annual event run by the UK Mathematics Trust to promote a love of problem solving. 

All students in Removes and Shells entered the competition, facing a series of maths problems in a 60-minute challenge and competing against schools across the globe. 

The challenge is designed to encourage mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. 

Only the top-scoring 40% of all participants are awarded certificates each year, and we were delighted that King’s pupils achieved the school’s best ever results: 24 Gold, 37 Silver and 53 Bronze. 

The 1,000 top performing students across the competition are invited to take part in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad. Congratulations to Wiktor Lech (SHBRD), pictured separately, who has qualified for the Olympiad for the second year in a row. 

We are also very proud of the following students, some of whom are pictured, for achieving a score that allows them to progress to the Junior Kangaroo:

  • Michelle Alalade (RMRL)
  • James Christie (SHGRO)
  • Ege Kucukoglu (SHGLA)
  • Casper Little (SHLES)
  • Samuel Mason (RMDT)
  • Christopher Neal (RMRE)
  • Ben Rofe (SHGLA)
  • Isobel Singleton (RMRL)
  • Joel Thompson (RMRE)
  • Yinnes Wong (RMDT)
  • Sadhbh Young (RMRL)

Good luck to everyone as they progress to the next round on June 14.