Over February half term pupils from the top two maths sets in Years 7 to 10 took part in the Southampton University Maths Challenge and Senior Maths Challenge.
The Maths Challenge is aimed at pupils in Years 7 and 8 and the Senior Maths Challenge aimed at pupils in Years 9 and 10.
Both competitions consisted of 8 questions centred around a particular theme, this year the theme was the works of Lewis Carroll. This was because it is150 years since thefirst publication of Alice in Wonderland. The best entrants are invited, along with family or friends, to a prize-giving evening at the University of Southampton.
This is the third year we have entered pupils for these challenges and the pupils have continued to improve on previous successes.
Tom McNab and Saminor Alom, both in Year 8, were awarded a Certificate of Distinction in the Maths Challenge. David Loughlin, Year 9 was awarded a Certificate of Merit. The pupils have been invited to a prize giving evening at the University of Southampton on Wednesday 3 June.
PETA recently joined a Year 11 GCSE Business and Communication Systems class. Linda Page (a BTEC Tutor from PETA) offered pupils a 60 minute session where she explained what the BTEC qualifications are about, the opportunities they open up to pupils and why they might choose this as their career choice when finishing Year 11 and their GCSEs. Pupils then participated in a short business-related activity where they had to market a new cereal. This valuable session was also revision on the topic of marketing for our pupils which is preparing them for their imminent business exam.
We would like to thank Linda from PETA as this was a great way to support our pupils enabling them to make an informed decision about their future.
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