Senior Kangaroo Challenge 2023

Senior Kangaroo Challenge 2023

Posted: 8th December 2023

A selection of our Maths students.

On 15th November, a group of QMC maths students who achieved a Gold award in the Senior Maths Challenge progressed on and competed in the the Senior Kangaroo Challenge. The Andrew Jobbings Senior Kangaroo Challenge is an international mathematics competition as a follow-on round to the Maths Challenge. Each year, thousands of qualifying students are invited to participate in this event and several of our student mathematicians both from the lower sixth and upper sixth, took part in the 60 minute timed challenge.

Out of classroom activities such as the Kangaroo Challenge is vital to students’ progression and growth. These opportunities provide them with the chance to test their problem-solving skills and hone their aptitude for mathematical and logical thinking as well as pushing them to develop as individuals.

As a testament to the students’ hard work and determination, Queen Mary’s College saw an increase of the number of qualifying students for the Kangaroo Challenge this year. Special mention to Amy Watkins in year 1 and Luke Davies in year 2, who both achieved the Best in School in their respective year groups. We are incredibly proud of all students for stepping up to a new challenge!