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Tallying up top marks at the UK Mathematics Trust Challenge

NPTC Group of Colleges’ AS and A Level students scored highly in the UK Mathematics Trust Challenge gaining multiple awards, with 13 achieving bronze, one silver and two gold certificates.

These challenges are organised annually by the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered charity which aims to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The questions stimulate mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency encouraging students to use mathematical techniques to solve problems.

Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK returned scripts with the top 10% achieving a gold, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.

Tessa Jennings, Head of the Sixth Form Academy at NPTC Group of Colleges, commented: “These impressive achievements highlight the natural mathematical talent of our students in this national competition and we are delighted to be able to award them with their certificates.”

In addition, 6,000 candidates are selected to take part in the Senior Kangaroo challenge; talented academic students Matthew Lawrence, and Stephen Owen O’ Sullivan, were invited to take part in the additional challenge. Matthew currently studying AS Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry achieved a merit which is only awarded to the top 25% of candidates who take part.  Matthew and Stephen were presented with certificates for their achievements in the examinations including Gold, Merit and Best in Year.

Students achieving their certificates include:


Matthew Lawrence

Stephen Owen O’Sullivan


Jack Holmes


Daniel Sarsfield

Katie Davies

Madison Davies

Tomas Coles

Ewan Partington

Ffion Davies

Kiera Seacombe

Aeron Morgan

Rhys Phillips

Aaron Walters

Tyler Joseph

Ffion Hart

Freya Kinsey

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