Year 9 & 10 Take On National UKMT Maths Challenge

There have been faces of concentration in the computer room over the past two days as our Year 9 and Year 10 students have competed in the national UKMT Maths Challenge. The UKMT Maths Challenge is an annual event that Penrice is proud to take part in and acts as an enrichment opportunity for our… Read more »


Maths Olympics Day 2017

On Thursday 4th May our Maths Department held their annual Year 6 Maths Olympics Day. Students were judged on their efforts and participation in the following events: Round One – Greek Plate Design Round Two – Practical Team Challenges Round Three – Team Relay Race Mrs Johns said: “Maths Olympics Day with Year 6 is… Read more »


UKMT Team Challenge 2017

Congratulations to Oscar Barber, Harvey Barnett, Stephanie Clemo and Maisie Craddock who took part in the Regional Final of the UK Mathematics Trust Team Challenge. The team came a very respectable 5th place out of 17 in the Regional finals at Penair on Monday 27th March 2017. The UKMT Team Challenges promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and… Read more »


Intermediate Maths Challenge 2017

On Thursday 2nd February, 120 students from Years 9 and 10 sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge. The Intermediate Challenge is aimed at pupils in Year 11 or below in England and Wales, Year 12 or below in Northern Ireland and S4 or below in Scotland. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in one… Read more »


UKMT Team Challenge 2016

On Monday 12th December 2016, the hall was alive with the sound of mathematicians from Years 8 and 9 competing in the UKMT Team Challenge; 3 rounds of questions, puzzles and relays. The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity with the aim of advancing the education of children and young people in mathematics…. Read more »


Maths Challenge: The IMOK

The International Mathematical Olympiad and Kangaroo (IMOK) Leading on from our hugely successful Intermediate Maths Challenge, two students have done fantastically well. Jack Parr qualified for the Pink Kangaroo (25 multiple choice questions) and scored in the top 25% from 5,346 students, scoring 90 out of a possible 135. The average score was 72. Jack… Read more »


App Review: Maths Watch

Review by Georgia Rippin (Digital Genius, Year 7) Finding Maths difficult? Here’s the app for you! ‘Revision is just a click away….’ What it does: It helps you when you’re stuck on a Math subject It explains the problem clearly When you are ready to move on it will take you to a higher level… Read more »


Intermediate Maths Challenge 2016

Report from Mr Hopkins Students at Penrice Academy achieved three Golds, seven Silvers and 10 Bronze awards in this year’s UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge.  Over 200,000 pupils from across the UK sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge and, nationally, the top 6% were awarded a gold certificate, the next 13% silver, and the next 21% bronze…. Read more »


Environment and Sustainability Day

On Wednesday 16 March, Exeter University invited Mr Buse, Mr Round and 10 Year 10 students to an Environment and Sustainability Day at the University of Exeter’s Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the Penryn Campus. As well as touring the ESI and viewing the laboratories and research areas up close, students had chance to engage in interactive activities based… Read more »

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