Sixth Form Mathematicians Excel at National Maths Challenge


Successful Mathematicians – Georgie Bumpus, April Qian, Thomas Hilbert, Simba Ding

Young mathematicians from Shrewsbury Sixth Form College achieved outstanding results in this year’s prestigious UK Senior Maths Challenge.

“The outcome of 10 Gold, 29 Silver and 28 Bronze certificates reflects the skill and talent of the participating students,” comments Chris Sears, Assistant Head. “Maths is a very popular subject at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College with over 550 of our students currently studying it at A Level. Nationally it is the most popular A Level.”

Round 2 of the challenge, known as the ‘Senior Kangaroo’, is an invitation-only round to which sixth formers April Qian, Rose Laurie, Keir Degg, Simba Ding, Matthew Hoyle and Thomas Keene have been invited.

The challenges continue for Connor Bennett, Georgie Bumpus and Thomas Hilbert who have been selected to enter the British Maths Olympiad following their outstanding performances at the Senior Maths Challenge. Only 1,000 students a year are invited to enter this highly selective competition.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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