The Purbeck School – Hegarty-Maths Super School

The Purbeck School – Hegarty-Maths Super School

  • July 22, 2019

Dear Parents, We are so excited to share this fantastic news! The Purbeck School is one of Hegarty-Maths top-performing schools. Our students have answered over half a million questions. This averages out to be over ten hours each. I am really proud of our student’s hard work and positive attitude towards their learning. An amazing achievement! We couldn’t do this without the help of parents. Thank you so much for

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UKMT Junior Maths Challenge 2019

UKMT Junior Maths Challenge 2019

  • June 5, 2019

The results are in! April saw 87 students sitting the Junior Maths Challenge, a yearly paper designed to stimulate mathematical problem solving.  Four students were awarded Gold, seven students were awarded Silver and seventeen students achieved Bronze. Congratulations to all of the Year 7s and 8s who took part, an excellent effort was made by all. A massive thank you also goes out to the parents who continue to support

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AMSP ‘Maths Feast’ at The Blandford School

AMSP ‘Maths Feast’ at The Blandford School

  • March 22, 2019

The 20th of March saw four very talented and enthusiastic Year 10 Mathematicians – Tori White, Joe Daly, Geoffrey Edley and Roisin Hegarty – attend the ‘Maths Feast’ event run by the AMSP at The Blandford School. There were over ten teams in attendance. Students engaged in four rounds of brain-baffling, mind-melting, high-intensity maths problems arranged as a ‘starter’, ‘main’, ‘dessert’ and ‘petit fours’. Our Year 10s were commended for

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UKMT Intermediate Challenge

UKMT Intermediate Challenge

  • March 15, 2019

The beginning of March saw four Key Stage 3 students travelling to The Bishop of Winchester Academy in Bournemouth to take part in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Team Challenge. After multiple Bronze, Silver and Gold certificates were awarded to individuals for the UKMT Intermediate Challenge at the end of last year, four students were chosen based on their enthusiasm, problem-solving skills and ability to work as a team. Finn

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UKMT Intermediate Challenge

UKMT Intermediate Challenge

  • February 27, 2019

Each year over 6 million students from over 50 countries take part in competitions organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). The papers are designed to promote and stimulate interest in mathematics within and beyond the classroom; an example of the questions can be seen below. Once again, the beginning of February saw nearly one hundred Year 9 and Year 10 students compete in the UKMT Intermediate Challenge, with almost

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The Junior Maths Challenge

The Junior Maths Challenge

  • June 8, 2018

We have just had some fantastic results from The Junior Maths Challenge. In April over one hundred of our Year 7 and 8 students took part in the challenge.  A national competition which attracts interest from over 4000 schools.  The paper is made up of lively and intriguing questions designed to stimulate interest in mathematical and logical thinking.  Below is one such question from this year’s paper. This year over

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The Intermediate Kangaroo Maths Challenge

The Intermediate Kangaroo Maths Challenge

  • April 20, 2018

We have just had some fantastic results from The Intermediate Kangaroo Maths Challenge. Two of our Year 9 students, Joseph Daly and Sam Ward, qualified for the ‘kangaroo’ following some excellent results in the Intermediate Challenge. They both did themselves and the school proud.  A particular mention must go to Joseph who scored a fantastic 124 out of a possible 135 and will be awarded a certificate of merit for

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Teaching for Mastery

Teaching for Mastery

  • November 20, 2017

Thursday 11th January 2018 The Purbeck School Audience: Y7 – Y11 Mathematics: NQTs and ITT teachers Time: 8.45am to 1.30pm Cost: £50 (*)   ‘A commitment that virtually ALL students can learn all important academic knowledge to a level of excellence if… • allowed the right amount of time to learn; • provided with the appropriate conditions to learn’.   Teaching for Mastery aims to share our research and experiences

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Marvellous Maths

Marvellous Maths

  • October 23, 2017

On Wednesday 11th October, a large group of Year 5 students from our Primary Educational Partnership schools came to The Purbeck School to take part in our Marvellous Maths workshop. The workshop was delivered by The Purbeck School Year 9 students. Parents of the primary school students were invited to take part in the maths workshops too. Students and parents really enjoyed the sessions and were impressed with problem solving

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