News - Mathematics Department achievements 2013-2014

Senior Mathematics Challenge

On 27 November, a team of four A Level Mathematics students namely Harriet Fowler, Peter Aston, Charlie Eardley and Guy Simmonds, travelled to Keele University to represent Westwood College in a Senior Mathematics Challenge.

The students undertook three challenges during the evening, these being a group round with extended problems, a ‘cross number’ round and a team relay.

Whilst sporting their customised t-shirts which received enthusiastic reviews, the team attained sixth place out of 15, this being a great achievement against tough competition.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience and are to be congratulated on their success.

Senior Mathematics Challenge awards 2013

Silver certificate:

Year 12

Peter Aston-‘Best in College’

Dayle Corden

Year 13

Harry Williamson

Bronze certificate:

Year 12

Molly Belfield

Matthew Whitehouse

Harriet Fowler

George Wheel

Alex Montgomery

Joseph Aston

Freya Gunn

Intermediate Mathematics Challenge awards 2014

Year 11

Gold certificate:

Mark Cooper achieved ‘Best in School’ and qualified for the Hamilton paper for which he was awarded a merit. Subsequently, Mark was invited to attend the UK Mathematics residential week in Leeds during July and will accompany other students in the top 50 entrants across the country.

 Year 10

Silver certificate:

Beth Eardley

Daniel White

Olivia Grocott

Bronze certificate:

Cameron Longbottom

Zach Dennison

Alicia Powell

George Curtis

Jac Davies

Hannah Burton

Charlotte Steele

Ellie Riley

Emelia Hilton

James Lancaster

Poppy Higgins-McGee

Jason Leach

Year 9

Silver certificate:

Emily Escott 

Bronze certificate:

Brandon Traini

Libby Nichols

Ruth Hares

Libby Grindon

Anna Parker

Jordan Brooks

Jude Beech

Ethan Dakin

John Morgan

Kuki Pickford

Year 10 Mathematics enrichment day 04 July 2014

Held at Westwood College, Leek High, Endon and Westwood teams took part in various Mathematics challenges during the day. The first session involved solving practical problems kindly provided by Liverpool University ‘fun Mathematics boxes’,  many felt this was their favourite task, the remainder of the day involved an inter-school Mathematics competition. Congratulations to Endon’s first team who were the eventual winners.

The day proved to be both challenging and enjoyable for all, subsequently, an event will be held next year, hopefully attracting an increased number of schools.

Staff from each school displayed excellent involvement, commitment and support, Richard Staker from the Further Mathematics Network had kindly provided resources for the competition in addition to his support. Similarly, Year 12 Further Mathematics students were very able assistants and markers for this event.

 

 

 

 

 

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