QE team’s strong performance in mathematics competition

A Queen Elizabeth’s School team came third in a regional mathematics competition against 19 other schools, scoring just 2% less than the winners.

The four-member team from Year 12, captained by Jaymin Thakrar, were selected by the School to take part in the London North round of the Senior Team Maths Challenge at Westminster Kingsway College. Jaymin’s team-mates were Ian Leung, Satya Ramanathan and Janaka Sumanasekera.

QE’s boys scored 184 points out of a possible 200 – only four points behind the winning team, from the City of London School. Other competing schools included City of London School for Girls, Henrietta Barnett and Wilson’s School.

The competition, which is jointly organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and the Further Maths Support Programme, combines mathematical, communication and teamwork skills."" It also offers pupils a way to express and develop their enjoyment of mathematics.

“The boys had an enjoyable afternoon competing with, and meeting, other keen young mathematicians, but were understandably disappointed at narrowly missing out on the top spot,” said Mathematics teacher Wendy Fung.