Ashford student scoops National Mathematics Award

Contributed by editor on May 28, 2017 - 09:50 AM


A students whose maths skills were quickly spotted at the North School in Ashford has scooped a national award in a recent competition.


Ralph Battle joined The North School in September 2016 when it became apparent that he was very good at Mathematics.

Ralph’s Year 11 Mathematics teacher Mr Munday decided to enter Ralph into the Intermediate Maths Challenge, a National competition, in February 2017 and Ralph achieved a Gold award.

Furthermore, Ralph qualified to take part in the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad – only the top 500 students in that age group in the country are selected.

This was a 3.5 hour challenge involving 6 problem solving questions – Ralph achieved a perfect score in 4 of them. This placed Ralph just outside the top 50 (by just 1 mark) – so he receives a medal for his efforts.

Photo top of the page: The Lord Mayor of Ashford, Councillor Winston Michael presenting Ralph Battle with his certificate and medal.

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