Mathematics is a subject which is rich in opportunities for developing careers and acting as a doorway into third level education. It is all around us; in the places we live and in the things that we use. Its study develops an array of problem solving skills and reasoning which people utilise in many different walks of life. People recognise that it provides the foundation for much of the work carried out in science and engineering but it is found in many other disciplines as well including medicine, design, computing, accounts, business and economics to name but a few.
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Students follow the Key Stage 3 curriculum experiencing mathematics in the contexts of Processes, Number, Algebra, Shape and Space and Data Handling. Throughout the Key Stage students are assessed and given opportunities to demonstrate their abilities in each of these areas.
All students perform accredited CCEA tasks which may involve ICT to solve mathematical problems and carry out mathematical investigations in Using Maths.
The Junior Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 9 or below and is open to all schools within the UK. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one hour and is sat in school under normal exam conditions. Pupils fill in the answer sheet in B or HB pencil and the Challenge is marked by UKMT using an optical mark reader.
The top 40% of students nationally receive a gold, silver or bronze certificate in the ratio 1:2:3 and each institution receives a Best in School certificate.
Around 1200 of the highest scorers are invited to participate in the Junior Mathematical Olympiad.