QE Mathematics team in country’s top dozen

A QE team has achieved the School’s best-ever performance in the national final of the prestigious UK Maths Trust’s Senior Team Maths Challenge.

Captain Bhavik Mehta, Akash Amalean, Vaheshan Ramaneswaran and Tianlin Zhang, all from Year 12, were the first-ever team from QE to qualify for the national final, which was held at the Camden Centre in King’s Cross. They reached the last round after seeing off 18 other schools to win their regional final, held in November at Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood.

In the national final, QE was placed 11th from a field of 59 schools. The team scored 167 points out of 182, only ten points behind the winners, Hampton School, who were accompanied by their Mathematics teacher, Old Elizabethan Daniel Griller, a 2008 leaver.

More than 4,000 pupils from 1,100 schools across the UK took part in the competition, which aims to promote mathematical dexterity, team-working, and communication skills.