Wisbech Grammar School students excel at maths challenge

13:08 03 April 2014

Students at Wisbech Grammar School win Maths Challenge awards. The Gold and Silver winners.

Students at Wisbech Grammar School win Maths Challenge awards. The Gold and Silver winners.

Archant

Pupils at a Fenland school achieved an impressive awards haul in a maths challenge.

Six Wisbech Grammar School students got gold, 20 silver and 25 bronze awards in the Intermediate Maths Challenge.

The best in school prize was shared by Joanna Slipper, 15, and 13 year-old Elliot Young, who both notched up 83 marks out of 125.

The competition, which is staged by the University of Leeds, is open to boys and girls in years 9-11.

Head of mathematics Geoff Howes said: “This is an excellent competition, as it really tests pupils’ ability to think and to solve a wide variety of mathematical problems.

“Last year we had four pupils who left the school after obtaining A grades in A Level mathematics to take this subject or engineering at university, including one student who is now reading maths at Leeds.

“I am sure this competition helped to inspire them.”

0 comments

Yesterday, 21:12
Vehicle confiscated after hare coursing in March

Four men thought to be hare coursing illegally were caught by police today in March.

Fri, 18:15
Wendreda House cannabis factory Day 3 (Photo: Kallum Ryan-Mueller

Police revealed today they believe the Fenland ‘Downton Abbey’ drugs mansion raided earlier this week was grossing over £400,000 every nine weeks.

Wisbech market square, One way system. Picture: Steve Williams.

A revised one-way system introduced in Wisbech yesterday (Thu) is causing mayhem, according to a shop owner who said CCTV spotted at least 50 vehicles travelling in the wrong direction.

Fri, 17:14
Officers entering the house in Colvile Road, Wisbech, as part of Operation Pheasant.

Eleven cases of human trafficking, including five sham marriages, have been uncovered since the launch of an operation to tackle migrant exploitation in Fenland, a report has revealed.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition today E-edition