Maths Challenge

The UK Maths Challenge held its latest round of competition at the beginning of November, and 26 students from Sussex Coast College Hastings took part.

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The 26 competitors were made up of first and second year A-Level maths students, who sat the 90 minute, 25 multiple choice question, exam on Tuesday 8th November at the college.

The students received their results a week later and were able to celebrate some fantastic scores, as two students achieved gold certificates, four students were awarded silver certificates and sixteen students gained the bronze award.

To top their Gold achievements, Year 13 students, Dillon Piggot and Roy Simamora were also awarded the ‘Best in Class’ accolade for their highest scores of 88. Year 12 student, Louis Jo Jones also walked away with a ‘Best in Class’ certificate to go with the silver award that he won.

The UK Maths Challenge is an annual competition for young people across the UK, which last year more than 675,000 entries from over 4,500 different schools and colleges entered.

Ashish Gupta, Mathematics lecturer, said: “The maths challenge is a great way to test your skills in maths and I’m delighted and proud of the students’ achievements. Nationally, the top 60% of students in the senior category receive a certificate, so it is very pleasing to see so many of our students being awarded certificates.”

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