IMG 8873Pictured (L-R): Lynne Pearson, Interim Head of The Academy; Svitlana Lubko and Alastair Mullins, Director - 14 to 19.

A national challenge to find the best young mathematicians saw Uxbridge College students compete against top performing schools.

The competition was organised by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, (UKMT), a charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics.

A total of 14 students from Uxbridge College took part in the challenge which involved answering multiple choice questions under exam conditions. Gold awards were given to Timothy Harding and Svitlana Lubko, Silver to Maninder Bains and Nathan Mullins, and Bronze to Shuhao Yang. A team comprising the award winners took place in a national team challenge at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood, coming seventh out of 20 schools.

Cecil Browne (Course Team Leader) said: “The national Maths Challenge was a great success for Uxbridge College, motivating students to improve their performance and giving them a chance to meet mathematicians from different groups and other schools. As many of the competitors in the national team challenge came from top performing schools, it was a very good result for Uxbridge College to come seventh out of 20 teams.”