Alongside supporting all students, here at Penrice we recognise the importance of challenging our most able students. Our innovative MAble (Most Able) programme does just that.

We aim to instill academic rigour, with a life-long love of learning. By teaching students in a creative and inspirational way, we open their minds to independent thought; the power of language through debate; and the ability to critically analyse both their own and other’s work.

Excitement and engagement are at the heart of the MAble ethos, and as such we run a wide range of events and learning experiences for our most able students. This year they include the science of rollercoasters in partnership with the education team at Thorpe Park, Macbeth with the RSC and workshops with top universities including Cambridge.

Our goal is to build on the huge exam success of this year’s MAble students and ensure that your children achieve results which open doors to their futures.


Puzzle 10 – Find The Mines

Find this week’s Maths Puzzle below.

Deadline: Friday 9th March.  For those that love (and remember!) Minesweeper, it is a paper version of this game!

Winners will be chosen at random. To submit your entry, please write your solution on a piece of paper. Include your name and tutor group and post your entry in M12. Alternatively, you can email your solution to:

Further Maths Support Programme – Competition

***Win a signed copy of Simon Singh’s “The Simpsons and their mathematical secrets”***

Can you answer these problems? 


(Find the Problem and Solution PDFs available to download below)

  • You must be in Years 7 to 11 to enter
  • You need to submit the completed answer sheet; make sure it contains your name and school so we can contact you if you win
  • You only need the final answer for a chance to win
  • Entries must be received by 30th March 2018
  • If more than one correct entry is received then the winner will be drawn from a hat on the 2nd April
  • The winner will be notified in April via their teacher
To enter
  • Entries must be emailed to to be received by 30th March 2018
  • Entrants must include their name and school
  • Entries can be submitted electronically from a teacher’s email account as long as it is clear which student has submitted each answer
  • Entries can be posted to: Problem Solving Competition, FMSP, Monckton House, White Horse Business Park, Trowbridge, BA14 0XG to arrive by 30th March 2018
  • Each student may only enter this competition once
  • Students must be in school years 7 to 11 when the entry is submitted