Rochdale Sixth Form College hosts annual Maths Challenge

Year 10 students from seven partner schools put their Maths skills to the test for our annual RSFC Maths Challenge.

Hollingworth Academy were crowned champions for the second consecutive year and awarded the coveted RSFC Maths Challenge trophy!

Teams of students from each school entered into a 90-minute Maths Challenge that was split into three rounds. It included individual questions and team problem solving, the type of activities they would tackle as a Maths student at the college.

We also had teams entered 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. As always, the standard was very high and the final marks were extremely close with Hollingworth Academy coming in just 4 points above the second place team. 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.

Nicola Smith, Subject Leader for Maths said: “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.”

Well done to Wardle Academy who came in second place and Kingsway Park High School who came in third place. All participants did extremely well and should be exceptionally proud of their performance.

Rochdale Sixth Form College is the founding institution of the Altus Education Partnership and the number one Sixth Form College in the country for value added performance for the fifth year.