Yr8 Discover Maths programme coordinated by South Bristol Youth.

Pupils have been engaged in some varied and exciting experiences throughout the year, which we hope has enabled them to build confidence in their maths and enable them to begin to consider options for their futures.
As part of the programme, pupils visited The Cheltenham Science Festival with 3 other Bristol schools. The Discovery Zone provided hands-on STEM activities including Robotics and Laser Lights. They also attended an interactive talk celebrating 150 years of Dmitri Mendeleev’s periodic table. The final session of the day involved pupils using maths to produce a paper Dodecahedron that was constructed using 12 pentagons.

Interesting STEM web links Met Office for schools  and  http://think-maths.co.uk/

More photos Below. 

Celebration at Intermediate Maths Challenge

Congratulations go out to Milo Wood Year 9 who has made it through to the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad after sitting the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge on the 1st February 2018. Approx 0.6% of the very highest performers are invited to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad. Around 3% of the top students are invited to sit a follow-on competition, the Intermediate Kangaroo. Ashton Park had 2 qualifiers for this round, Oliver Thomson and Botian Yang. Special congratulations go out to these year 9’s.

A massive well done to other 28 Year 9’s and Year 10’s who also sat the Challenge on 1st February 2018. The pupils at Ashton Park School achieved an impressive 2 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze certificates in this year’s Challenge. Over 250,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge with roughly the top 6% receiving a gold certificate, the next 13% silver and the next 21% bronze.

Results for the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge were as follows:

Best in School : Milo Wood

Best in Year 10: Sally Ogle
Best in Year 9: Milo Wood

Gold Certificates – Milo Wood, Botian Yang

Silver Certificates – Oliver Thomson, Sean Bevis, Ted Ryle, Oscar Vernon, Ellie Foley

Bronze Certificates – Sally Ogle, Alex West, Anna Page-Ohillips, Troy Akabulut, Alfred Sansum, Malki Wijendra, Archie Barnett

UK Mathematics Trust

The Intermediate Mathematical Challenge is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, a registered Charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. Further information about the Trust and its activities is available at www.ukmt.org.uk.