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BACA Students Compete in National Maths Challenge

BACA Students Compete in National Maths Challenge

Individual success

In February, 60 pupils from BACA entered the United Kingdom Mathematical Trust’s (UKMT) Intermediate Maths Challenge.

This national challenge encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in using mathematical techniques to solve problems.  These skills will help prepare students for the world of work as mathematics control many aspects in the modern world.  From iPods, cash machines and airline booking systems to investment strategies and ‘whispering’ jet engines, mathematics are a central component in many fields and industries.

BACA’s students worked hard during the challenge and demonstrated skills in problem solving, determination and passion.  Pupils up to the age of 16 are eligible for this challenge, so it’s amazing to see such a good performance from our younger students.

Five excellent mathematical minds achieved awards:

Silver Award and Best in School: Taha, year 7

Silver Award: Pandora, year 10

Bronze Award: Amanda, Toni and Natasha in year 7, and Shahzaib in year 8


Team challenge success

Four pupils represented BACA at the UKMT Team Challenge Regional Final at Lancing College - Corey and Amanda in year 7 and Katie and Jordan in year 8.

The students were up against others from Lancing College, Blatchington Mill, and Brighton and Hove High School.  They displayed exceptional team work during the demanding challenge and enormous pride in their school.

Congratulations to all students who participated and won awards.