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Wellington School counts its success

A Review of 2018-19

The Maths department at Wellington School has been reflecting on another magnificent year.

Once again, the school leads the area in achieving top grades; 20% of our IGCSE students secured the new, top grade 9.  Many of our strongest Year 11 students also gained the top grade in Additional Maths.

One fifth of our students obtained an A* in their A Level Maths examination and one third achieved an A* in Further Maths.

Students from across the school have also seen success in the UK Maths Challenges.  Over 180 certificates have been awarded, including an amazing 20 at the highest gold standard.  A number of students have progressed to further rounds where they have continued to succeed, securing Merit and Distinction awards.

Students have also grasped many other mathematical opportunities:

•    Two students secured four A* grades at A Level including Maths and Further Maths.
•    One student achieved a second, consecutive distinction on the British Mathematical Olympiad.
•    In the Intermediate Mathematical Olympiad, one Year 10 student was awarded a distinction and a medal after being placed in the top 100 students in the UK.

Peter Buckingham, Head of Maths commented:

“Once again this year has been truly spectacular.  We are extremely proud of our students’ successes in public examinations and national competitions.  Our students have progressed to the most prestigious Universities to study a broad range of mathematically based subjects from Engineering to Economics and the next wave of talent is clearly emerging; our students’ performances continue to impress.”

The Wellington School Maths Challenge

To encourage the next generation of mathematicians, Wellington School organises an annual team competition for local Primary Schools. Teams of four students, aged up to 11, work together for one hour on mathematical problems. Please use the links on the right to see some of the past questions.