Following on from the first round of the Primary Maths Challenge in November, three Year Six pupils from King's Preparatory School were invited to take part in the finals.
The Primary Maths Challenge is a National Competition aimed at the most Gifted and Talented Mathematicians up to the age of 11. The competition is of an extremely high standard, involving complex problem solving type questions.
Many congratulations to Rayhan Hossain, Himanshu Upreti and Demi Apalara who sat the paper in February. Their scores have now been returned.
Himanshu Upreti answered 21 out of the 25 questions correctly, gaining a GOLD award. To put this into context, only 167 pupils out of the original 68,000 achieved this award so he is one of the top 0.25% of pupils in the whole country!
Rayhan Hossain answered 19 out of 25 questions correctly, gaining a SILVER award. This placed him in the top 1.25% or 824 pupils out of the original 68,000.
Congratulations also to Demi Apalara. Although not placed, Demi scored a very respectable mark in this national competition.