Students rise to Maths Challenge

Two students of St Aloysius College in Glasgow have achieved Gold Awards in the Senior Maths Challenge, placing them in the top 10% of all performers across the UK. Alexander Früh and Michael Dunn from S4 were taking part in the Maths Trust Challenge, a UK-wide competition designed to inspire and engage Senior School pupils in mathematics. This year, 33 Aloysians volunteered to take on the Senior Challenge for S4-S6 pupils.

Alexander Früh’s score in the Senior Maths Challenge meant that he also qualified for Round 1 of the British Mathematical Olympiad - a first for an S4 pupil at the Jesuit college. He got full marks in two questions in the Olympiad. St Aloysius College’s Head of Mathematics, Dr Calum Kilgour, said that the pupils’ results represented “a tremendous achievement”.

In addition to the two Gold Awards, many pupils earned individual prizes which were awarded by the Head Master, John Browne. Catriona McLaren, Clare Scanlon and Ciaran Reid earned Silver Awards; while Bronze Awards were earned by Lucie Dunne, Emily Kilgour, Collette McCarron, Gabriel McGuigan, Fiona McIntosh and Jennifer Mooney.Maths students of St Aloysius College

Impressive

“At St Aloysius College we strive to perform as a Centre of Excellence for Mathematics,” said Mr Browne, “and the fantastic results achieved by our young people in the Maths Trust Challenges truly reflect the outstanding work carried out by teachers and pupils at the college every day.”

A further 106 pupils took part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge for S2 – S4, including  Michael Dunn of S4 and Calum Whyte of S3 who achieved Gold Awards for their impressive scores which placed them in the top 10% for the whole of the UK.

Pictured right: Alexander Früh and Michael Dunn of S4, the Gold Award winners in the UK Maths Trust Senior Challenge, pictured with Dr Calum Kilgour, Head of Mathematics at St Aloysius College.