Maths: Year 8 Pupils Win UKMT Challenge

Year 8 Pupils Win UKMT Challenge

Congratulations to the four Year 8 pupils who recently won the regional finals of the UK Mathematics Trust’s ‘Team Challenge’ event, which was hosted at Robertsbridge Community College.

The competition was designed to challenge pupils in Year 8 and Year 9, putting their mathematical skills to the test across several rounds of challenges involving the kinds of maths problems seen at GCSE Level – and in some cases above.


With 14 local schools taking part, Bede’s Prep School’s Head of Maths Scott Fasciolo-Barnes was delighted to learn, come the end of the competition, that the Bede’s team had come in 1st.

The students were duly crowned East Sussex Champions and were informed that they will now be entered into the UK Mathematics Trust’s National Competition which will take place in June.


Mr Fasciolo-Barnes said of the team’s accomplishments, “These Year 8 pupils have done incredibly well - not only to have excelled in this competition but to have been so adaptable during the transformation that has taken place in maths lessons at the Prep School this year.

“It seems only yesterday that Singapore-style Maths learning was completely alien to them. Now look at the results!”


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