Welcome to the latest edition of Purcell’s Weekly Highlights!

Intermediate Maths Challenge – Best Results Yet!

The Purcell School Mathematics Department were very pleased to experience our best ever results in the recent UK Intermediate Mathematical Challenge (IMC).

The IMC encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency using mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. In recent years there have been 110,000 entrants from 2,200 schools and colleges, and awards are given to the top-performing candidates, with a very select few continuing to the next round (either the Kangaroo round or the prestigious Olympiad round).

Congratulations to our bronze winners:

Gabriella Delia Y9
Chloe Jiang Y9
Henny Dalgleish Y10
Christine Amirashayeri Y10
Bertie Beaman Y11
Ella Richardson Y11
Philip Theodorou Y11

Congratulations also to our silver award winners, who performed in the top 30% of the country:

Alex Neugarten Y10
Jessica Hendry Y10
Cei Kim Y11
Magdalene Ho Y11
Firoze Madon Y11
Reese Manglicmot Y11
Eric Wei Y11

Congratulations to silver award winner Lindsey Lim Y9, who has also qualified for the next round.

Special congratulations to our nine gold award winners, who performed in the top 10% of the country, and all of whom have progressed onto the next round of the competition!

Sohee Han Y9
Antonia Zadrag Y9
Amanda Zhou Y9
Thomas Wang Y10
Djordje Jovanovic Y10
Alex Pereira Y10
Yinong Xiao Y11
Petar Jovanovic Y11
Bethany Higgs Y11

Mrs Stone, Ms Mitchell and Mrs Shah would like to congratulate all students who took part – ‘Well done all for entering and we look forward to taking part next year!’.

Young Writers Competition

Last term, Purcell Juniors Octavia Blackford-Swaries, Maya-Ashanti Anicet, Gabriella Muradova and April Sobczak all entered the 2020 Young Writers ‘Out Of This World’ Competition. The competition encourages students to unleash their creativity and have their voices heard through the medium of poetry. Mrs Harris, Head of Juniors, was delighted to announce that Octavia, Maya, Gabriella and April all wrote some fantastic poetry and that their poems will be published in a poetry book next term. They received certificates and bookmarks to celebrate their achievement.

Their poems were all very individual and were titled:

Silent WitnessOctavia
The Midnight CatMaya
Ocean WavesGabriella
Musical MozartApril

Well done for doing so well in the competition.