Millfield mathematicians make finals of prestigious competition for the first time

Millfield mathematicians have made history taking part in the UK Mathematics Trust’s, National Senior Team Maths Challenge for the first time.

Sixth Formers Tom, Yuhka, James and Max competed in the regional finals back in November last year to qualify for the Nationals where they competed in London this week. The regional finals whittled the teams down from 1200 to 88 remaining in the finals where Millfield placed in the top 30. The UK Mathematics Trust run national competitions with a common aim to advance the education of young people in mathematics.

The Millfield team consists of four exceptional mathematicians, all studying Mathematics at A level. Yuhka is amongst the top mathematicians in Europe having won the only gold medal as part of the UK team at the European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad in April 2019. She is competing in the UK team at the Romanian Master of Mathematics competition at the end of February. Max has been offered a place at Oxford University to read Mathematics, starting this September.

Mathematics is prominent at Millfield, where students take part in enrichment opportunities such as Maths Society and Eureka!, who meet fortnightly to follow an informal critical thinking programme. The school support a number of external trips and competitions including Olympiads in Mathematics, Intermediate and Senior Maths Challenges and the Millfield Maths Challenge.

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