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Congratulations to all the students who took part in the challenges that push them beyond the boundaries of the syllabus of their subject to explore problems in new and exciting ways.

The UKMT Maths challenge awards certificates in the following categories - Bronze certificates if you are in the top 60%, Silver for top 30% and Gold for top 10%. Seven students achieved Gold, with large numbers of Silver & Bronze certificates too. Adam Parker was the highest scorer in Y13, with James Humphries in Y12 scoring the highest in college. Adam also achieved a certificate of Merit in the Senior Kangaroo follow on round for those that scored high marks in the UKMT Maths challenge.

The college team of James Humphries, Joe Cloudsdale, Heather Skipper and Millie Fisher claimed 2nd place in the Norfolk regional round (where EN was the top state school once again) and scored so highly that they qualified to compete in the National Final in London, making them one of the top 90 teams out of 1200 around the country!

In the Bebras computational thinking challenge, EN once again made up nearly 50% of Norfolk’s entries to the competition with an impressive 64 students taking part. 15 students achieved a Certificate of Distinction (top 25%) and a further 19 students achieved a Certificate of Merit (top 50%) with Heather Skipper scoring highest in the college. Heather also achieved a Certificate of Merit in the Maths Olympiad for Girls, putting her in the top 25% of entrants.

EN’s team in the Ritangle competition were also successful once agian. 600 colleges and schools entered the competition and EN were among the elite 10% to successfully complete the entire challenge, which is run as a series of problems across a 5 week period.

Success in these challenges, run through Maths Extra in the college’s Enhance programme, Maths and Computer Science courses show why EN is a fantastic place for students to experience extra-curricular opportunities that will support applications to university. Indeed, many of the Y13 students who achieved certificates in these challenges were successful in their applications to Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities.