United Kingdom Mathematical Challenge Success
We celebrate our success in the following ways,
All students who achieve Gold, Silver and Bronze Certificates
- Are presented with certificates in special assemblies at the end of the year.
- Have their names published in the school newsletter.
In the Mathematics Department at Loxford School of Science and Technology our gifted students have taken part in local, regional and national Mathematical challenges.
In year 7 our set one students (there are two set one classes) are entered for United Kingdom Junior Mathematical Challenge.
In year 8 our students from set one and two (there are two set one and two set two classes) are entered for United Kingdom Junior Mathematical Challenge.
Two of our year 9 students are entered for the local and regional challenges only.
In year 10 our students from the top three higher sets studying Higher tier GCSE Mathematics are entered for United Kingdom Intermediate Mathematical Challenge.
In year 11 our students from the top three higher sets studying Higher tier GCSE Mathematics are entered for United Kingdom Intermediate Mathematical Challenge.
All students doing an AS or A2 Mathematics are entered for the United Kingdom Senior Mathematical Challenge.
Students entered for the Mathematical Challenges are given past papers to practise from two weeks prior to the events.
We celebrate our success by awarding successful students certificates in the end of year assemblies. ‘Best in the year’ students are awarded prizes at the schools end of year awards ceremonies.
Trips to CambridgeUniversity
For the past two years we have taken some of our gifted students to Cambridge University to attend lectures given by staff in the Mathematics Department. One of the main objectives of the trips is to widen their experience of Mathematics. On one of the trips students were shown around the university colleges. “Wow this is just like Hogworths in Harry Potter” was one of the comments from the students.