Every year, Repton enters its most able mathematician in the UKMT maths challenges. The UKMT Individual Maths Challenges are lively, intriguing multiple choice question papers, which are designed to stimulate interest in mathematics from a large number of pupils. The three levels cover the secondary school range 11-18 and together they attract over 600,000 entries from over 4000 schools and colleges worldwide.
The most recent round was the Senior Maths Challenge and pupils at Repton secured 10 gold, 18 silver and 13 bronze certificates from our 50 participants. In addition, Honglie Chen (U6S), Dake Qi (U6O), Mark Jia (U6C), Edward Coleman (U6L), George Moss (U6O), Raees Rauf (L6C) and Charles Hu (L6P) qualified for the follow up round this week.
Particular mentioned should go to Honglie Chen however, as he was ranked in the top 100 pupils worldwide between the ages of 15-18. This is a fantastic achievement demonstrating problem solving, speed of thought and accuracy matched by few. His final rank was joint 80th.
Below is a picture of Honglie (centre) captaining the mathematics team at the recent regional finals.