Gifted mathematicians from Abbey College Manchester excelled in a prestigious mathematics competition recently, with one talented student entering the next stage of the competition, reserved for the brightest 1000 students in the country.
Students from the city centre-based college competed against 650,000 others from across the nation in the highly respected tournament, organised by the UK Mathematics Trust.Top Marks for Abbey Manchester Students in Mathematics Competition
The cohort put their knowledge to the ultimate test in a bid to qualify for a much-coveted place in the British Mathematics Olympiad team.
A group of four students participated in the Team Challenge where they worked together against the clock to solve a series of complex mathematical problems.
Out of the 25 schools contending in the challenging round, the Abbey Manchester team secured a highly desirable top five finish for the second year in a row.
Fourteen Abbey Manchester students entered the Individual Senior Challenge, with one student going on to enter the esteemed British Mathematical Olympiad.
A trio of entrants from the college additionally secured a highly desirable Gold Award, an accolade given to the top 10% of entrants.
Mathematics teacher Andrew Duggan said: “This is a fantastic achievement once again, and we are incredibly proud of our students for continuing to excel in this national competition.
The problems presented throughout the tournament required imaginative and creative thinking, in addition to sound mathematical knowledge appropriate to the age group.
It was admirable to watch our students work collectively as a team, co-operating with each other to reach their solutions. Let’s hope for even more success next year.”
Abbey College is a leading independent college in the heart of Manchester, with a fast-growing and vibrant community.
There are more than 210 students at the college, comprising students from the local area and from other countries. The college offers A-Level, GCSE, Combined Studies and International Foundation Programmes.
For more information visit www.abbeymanchester.co.uk, or call 0161 817 2700.