Q.U.B. 'Senior Mathematics Challenge' 2016

Congratulations to Grosvenor’s Senior Mathematics team which placed second in the highly prestigious Queen’s University 'Mathematics Challenge' 2016, held in the Great Hall on the afternoon of Friday 2nd December.

In a fiercely contested competition the GGS team of Mark Woods, Michael Todorov, Ethan Kee and Cameron Hamilton, who were accompanied on the day by their mentor - and GGS Mathematics teacher - Dr. Sam Stevenson, performed superbly to attain the runners-up position which saw them each collect Amazon tokens worth £30 apiece. 

This annual competition, sponsored by ‘First Derivatives’ of Newry, greatly stimulates problem-solving ability and challenges personal development at the sharp end of Mathematics; understandably, pupils find the preparation and participation extremely motivational.

Grosvenor’s impressive showing in this year’s competition comes after having achieved victory in the same event during the previous two years: in 2014 the School’s team of Christopher Purdy, Paul Pruzina, Ryan Simpson and David Thompson fought off stiff competition to walk away with first prize while this feat was again emulated by the victorious 2015 team of Ryan Simpson, Lewis Francey, Susannah Ashfield and Hannah Simpson.

Well done to this year’s Senior Mathematics team from GGS which has maintained the school’s reputation for excellence in this field: under the tutelage of Dr. Stevenson and the rest of the GGS Maths department we now look forward to its members transferring their undoubted talent into impressive grades come the A2 examinations next summer

Left to right: Grosvenor pupils Mark Woods, Michael Todorov, Ethan Kee and Cameron Hamilton, along with their teacher Dr. Sam Stevenson (far right), who recently achieved second place in the highly prestigious 'Q.U.B Mathematics Challenge' 2016.