Hollingworth Academy champions of local Maths Challenge

Date published: 30 May 2019

Hollingworth Academy were crowned champions for the second consecutive year and awarded the coveted Rochdale Sixth Form College (RSFC) Maths Challenge trophy.

Wardle Academy came second and Kingsway Park High School came in third place.

Teams of Year 10 students from Falinge Park High School, Kingsway Park High School, Matthew Moss High School, St Cuthbert’s RC High School, Wardle Academy and Whitworth High School, entered into a 90-minute Maths Challenge that was split into three rounds.


Rochdale Sixth Form College Maths Challenge


It included individual questions and team problem solving, the type of activities they would tackle as a maths student at RSFC.

As always, the standard was very high, and the final marks were extremely close with Hollingworth Academy coming in just four points above the second-place team.

Nicola Smith, from RSFC said: "Our maths staff were so impressed; they commented that they hope these students will continue with their mathematical enthusiasm and flair as students with them in the future.

"This was our fifth year hosting the challenge and it’s a great way to celebrate, and fantastic to see so many schools getting involved to encourage the mathematicians of the future. 

"The students all worked very hard and can be proud of their success; it was a really close competition this year with the top three changing throughout showing the high level of problem solving within the students.

"All participants did extremely well and should be exceptionally proud of their performance.”

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