Congratulations go to Michael Venables and Petar Krstic who have recently taken part in the United Kingdom Maths Trust (UKMT) Senior Maths Challenge. The Senior Challenge is aimed at all 16-19 year olds studying mathematics and involves the students answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes under examination conditions.
Michael, who was home educated before coming to Strode’s to study Further Maths, Chemistry’s and English Literature, achieved 'Best in Year' with an outstanding score of 104/125. This amazing score allowed Michael to enter the 1st round of the British Mathematical Olympiad, which is a first for the college.
Petar, previously of Thamesmead School and studying A2 Further Maths and Computing at Strode’s, achieved 'Best in Year' with an excellent score of 90/125, which was a good enough score to be enable Petar to enter into the invitation only 2nd round, called the Senior Kangaroo!
For Strode’s this is the first time in 10 years that we have had someone qualify for the 1st round of the Olympiad and the second successive year a Strode’s student has reached the Senior Kangaroo. In addition over 90% of Strode’s 2nd year Further Maths students gained a certificate this year, another college record demonstrating the strength in depth of the Maths faculty.
Petar and Michael both received a Gold Certificate and certificates for 'Best in Year' and Michael also received the 'Best in School' certificate! The results of their follow-on rounds will be out in January. Fingers cross for both of them.