2018 has seen excellent results for the school in the Intermediate and Junior Maths Challenges and in the Junior Team Challenge. Ms Greenhalgh, Executive Director of the UK Mathematics Trust, said "The Maths Challenges provide material to provoke students' mathematical thinking and test their problem solving skills in an accessible and yet challenging way. Many congratulations to Townley Grammar on their success in the Maths Challenges; it is great to see achievement in mathematics recognised."
166 girls from Years 9 to 11 completed the Intermediate Maths Challenge, a one hour multiple choice paper. In addition to the impressive number of certificates achieved (13 Gold, 47 Silver, 53 Bronze). Thirteen girls qualified for the follow-up round, the Kangaroo. Best In Year certificates were awarded to Britney H. (Year 11), Harini U. (Year 10) and Grace S (Year 9) Tisha S. (Year 9) achieved an impressive Merit Certificate in the Kangaroo.
Equally impressive results were obtained lower down the school. 145 girls from Years 7 and 8 completed the Junior version of the Challenge, achieving 14 Gold, 42 Silver and 38 Bronze certificates. Best In Year certificates were awarded to Aulaini O. (Year 8) and Reyshme S. (Year 7). Six girls qualified for the Kangaroo, in which Aulaini O. and Rosanna M. both achieved a Merit. Aulaini's score of 130/135 was staggering - the best we have ever seen from a Townley student.
A team of four girls - Grace S. and Tisha S. (Year 9) Hania R. and Sriyanshika M. (Year 8) - came fifth out of over thirty teams in the Junior Team Challenge Regional Final, improving three places on last year's result. Thanks to Mr Phillips for preparing the team and accompanying the girls to St Olave's Grammar School on the day.
Several Year 9 girls attended Royal Institution Saturday Masterclasses at the University of Greenwich. We hope that they have been inspired to study Mathematics at a higher level in the future.
Mr Clarridge, Maths Department