Excellent results for Alton mathematicians
Lucy Bayliss, previously at Amery Hill School, in Alton, and Sara Garanito, previously at Calthorpe Park School, near Fleet, took part in a Mathematical Olympiad for Girls in the later stage of last year.
More than 1,700 girls participated in the nationwide event, with the top 25% receiving a Certificate of Distinction.
The Mathematical Olympiad for Girls is an event run by the UK Mathematics Trust, introduced in 2011 to help schools and college nurture the talent of enthusiastic young female mathematicians.
Sara received a Certificate of Participation and Lucy a Certificate of Distinction getting 10/10 for one of the questions.
100 Maths students recently competed in the Senior Maths Challenge with 9 achieving a gold award, 31 gaining a silver award and 29 bronze.
Around 55,000 students nationally took the Challenge this year, a significant drop on previous years, but there was an increase in participants from Alton College.
The Senior Maths Challenge consists of 25 very difficult non-calculator multiple-choice maths questions to be completed in 90 minutes.
Students start with 25 marks, get 4 marks for each correct answer and lose 1 mark for each incorrect answer, to discourage guessing.