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Manchester High School for Girls


A group of Mathematics marvels from Manchester High’s Sixth Form beat stiff competition from 100,000 students across the UK by making it through to two follow-on rounds of the national Senior Mathematics Challenge.

Chujun, Chloe, Jawharah, Lily, Sanjana and Aadya were chosen to sit the Senior Kangaroo competition alongside 6,000 students. The UK Mathematics Trust selected Ruth, Regan and Anoushka  to compete in the British Mathematics Olympiad along with only a thousand fellow students in the country.

Ruth gained a Distinction in the British Mathematics Olympiad.

Demonstrating excellent Mathematical skill, Ruth went on to achieve a superb score which placed her in the top 25% of all students taking part in the Olympiad. She was awarded a Distinction for her result.

Ruth, who is studying Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry at A-level, has just been offered a place to study Mathematics at Cambridge. 

She said: “I have loved the subject since I was little. It is the basis of so many things and there is something really satisfying in solving difficult problems. A passion and talent for the subject runs in the family; both my parents have  Mathematics degrees from Cambridge!”

Mr Heywood, Mathematics teacher at MHSG, said: “Our students have done extremely well in the national competitions. The fact that they were invited to the two follow-on rounds is amazing. They should be very proud of themselves and I congratulate them all!”