It all adds up for maths star Edwina
WHAT do you get if you add one Ashford School pupil to 65,000 entrants in a UK maths challenge? The answer – a brilliant result from sixth form student Edwina Luo.
The 17-year-old managed to scoop the second highest mark of all those who took part, with 121 correct questions out of 125, in the challenge entered by students across the country.
A record nine Ashford School students have qualified to take the British Mathematical Olympiad this month while 58 of the 91 students who entered managed to receive gold, silver or bronze certificates.
The East Hill school pupil took part in the round one challenge on Friday.
Head of maths Bob Woodsworth said: “No one at Ashford School has ever achieved such a brilliant mark before and the whole Maths Department is thrilled and have passed their congratulations to the entrants.
“Last year, teacher Dr Sue Childs coached a team from the school who won the South East heat of the UKMT Team Maths Challenge and she is helping the students to prepare for the Olympiad now.”