The mathematics department at Felpham Community College, and year 10 student Sam Shelton, are currently celebrating Sam achieving a prestigious mathematics award.
Sam, like a number of students at FCC, took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge earlier this year. This competition is run annually and is open to all secondary schools through the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust.
Sam achieved the gold standard in the Intermediate Challenge, and was then put forward to take part in the Hamilton Mathematical Olympiad. This is a 2-hour exam consisting of 6 problems requiring full written solutions. 600 students nationally were invited to take the Hamilton Olympiad this year. Sam did extremely well and with his results, was placed within the top 100 students – receiving the Bronze award.
Mrs Arnold, Curriculum Leader for Mathematics at FCC commented:
“This is so exciting! I have been teaching for over 17 years and have never had one of my students do so well at this level and achieve the Bronze award. Sam is brilliant, he has a natural talent for Maths – especially as he is still only year 10, competing against students both his age and in the year above.”
Information on the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust is available here.
Information on the Hamilton Mathematical Olympiad is available here.