OFSTED Inspection, November 2018


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KS4 Maths Challenge

On Monday afternoon, we had our Key Stage 4 Mathematics Challenge at Cardinal Newman School. As expected, there was an incredibly high standard of competition and our highest attendance to date at any event. With schools eligible to bring 2 teams this year, we had 17 teams competing from St Thomas Aquinas, St Peter’s, Holy Trinity, Cardinal Wiseman, Cardinal Newman, Bishop Walsh, Archbishop Ilsley, St Edmund Campion and Bishop Challoner.
There were two intense rounds during the afternoon, with a series of mathematical questions involving logic, geometry and number. With each school represented by 5 of their most talented mathematicians, there was a highly competitive and extremely focused atmosphere.
A big thank you to Alex Heyes and the Maths Faculty at Cardinal Newman for planning and hosting an excellent event. It was also fantastic to have a number of Sixth Form Higher Maths Students to support with advice and marking for individual teams. Cardinal Newman were fantastic hosts, the time and effort spent was very much appreciated by all of the teachers and students involved.
It was a very closely fought contest with some extremely challenging questions. Congratulations to the eventual winners, Holy Trinity, and Bishop Challoner were second. Aquinas in fourth were pipped at the post by Cardinal Wiseman in third.  Well done to all schools, another fantastic event.

Many thanks to Mr Trafford in Maths for coordinating the Aquinas team, and well done to Mathew 10-MA, Iris 10-TE , Saqib 10-MO, Hannah 10-MA, Nicole 10-TE, Kwaku 10-FI, Amin 11-MA, Andrew 11-MA, Demosthenes 11-BO, Muhamad-Siddique 11-MA, Hannah 11-RO, and Nicole 11-FI for representing the school in this prestigious Mathematical Challenge!

Ms Lay
Catholic Schools Event Coordinator

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