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UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge 2020

Reading School students excel in UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge.

This year, the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge was held online for all year 7 and 8 students on Wednesday 1st July.  The Junior Mathematical Challenge is a 60-minute, multiple-choice competition aimed at students across the UK.  It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems.

Massive congratulations go to Peyian H (8L), who scored 135 out of 135, coming top of Year 8 and Mohid H (7L), Aryan K (7W) and James S (7C), who all scored 124 out of 135, coming top of Year 7.

Overall there were 67 Gold, 81 Silver and 77 Bronze certificates awarded. Well done to all of the students who took part this year.





Year 7




Year 8




To recognize the highest performers in the Challenge, the top-scoring 40% of participants are awarded Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates in the ratio 3:2:1.

In addition, JMC invite around 2000 of the very highest performers to take part in the Junior Olympiad and over 10,000 to take part in the Junior Kangaroo.

Mr A M Robson (Headmaster) said:

"Congratulations to everyone that participated in this event and achieved Gold, Silver or Bronze Certificates demonstrating Academic excellence in Mathematics. 

Thank you to our Teachers of Mathematics for their continuous guidance and support with special thanks to Mrs C Sikkel, for her enhanced contribution via the MiG Club leading our student leaders who support in this area.

Reading School is also especially grateful to all our parent and alumni donors who help in ‘Building for the Future.’ Continuously paying it forward makes participation in competitions like these possible and enables us to cover the cost of resources and competition fees."

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