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At the end of June, despite being in lockdown, year 7 and 8 pupils achieved amazing results in the nationwide UKMT Junior Mathematical Challenge.
With the inability to come into school, it looked like RGS pupils would miss the challenge. However, through the arduous work of the UKMT and coordination from the RGS Mathematics department, pupils were able to sit this year’s challenge online.
Aylin Raza top scored in year 8 was awarded the Gold award in addition to the prestigious ‘Best in School’ award. Hannah James from year 7 was also awarded Gold as well as the ‘Best In Year’ award. The Gold award is considered highly sought after due to it being only awarded to the top 7% of entrants across the country.
Of the 38 pupils that undertook the challenge, there were 3 Gold awards, 12 Silver awards and 11 Bronze awards. Congratulations go to all those that took part and we look forward to seeing them progress onto both the Intermediate and Senior Mathematical challenges in the future.
For over 20 years the UKMT have been inspiring a love of problem solving through competitions and enrichment activities. Their mathematical challenges are the UK’s most popular school mathematics competitions. The Rochester Grammar School have a rich history of pupils achieving impressive results and using this as a springboard onto studying mathematics at higher education.