World Cup Maths Challenge

On Tuesday 3rd October, students from Ruislip High School took part in a UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge. The majority of students taking part in the competition were from our sixth form, but the school was delighted to include one Year 10 student, Alvin C, in the event too, as his performance in mathematics had been excellent during the term. 

UKMT Junior Mathematics challenge is a 60 minute, 25 multiple choice challenge. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency to make students think. The problems on the challenge are accessible, yet still challenging.

The performance of our students was spectacular. We were thrilled when Maxim L, Year 12, and Alvin C, Year 10, not only received gold certificates this year, but also received ‘Best in Year’ and ‘Best in School’ respectively. In addition, both students also earned the prestigious invitation to the ‘Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo’ follow on round. 

Beyond the gold, we were equally delighted that lots of our other students saw success too, beginning with two students receiving silver certificates: Zoi M and Benjamin M, Year 12. A huge congratulations to all of the students who also achieved bronze certificates: Harry D, Corey L, Parveen B-C, Yusuf B, George G, Aidan J-R, Barmal P, Iman I, Yung R, Rasum S, Aylar K, Nathan S, Luvai C, Elliot G, Aaron S and Abderahman K.

Overall, taking part in the World Cup Maths Challenge enrichment event helps students in their problem solving skills in preparation for their examinations (GCSE and A Levels) and helps cultivate a love for mathematics. The event can also contribute towards preparing our students for competitive university entrance exams, for a range of subjects from mathematics to medicine. 

Mrs Jani, the Mathematics Across the Curriculum Coordinator, who led the event said: “It is a very proud moment for the Maths department and I would like to congratulate each and every Mathematics teacher, students who took part in the challenge and parents of the students.”

Well done to all of our students who participated in the event, it was a highly successful day and you should all be very proud of your achievements.