JIS Students excel in UK in intermediate maths challenge!

One hundred and twenty-six Jerudong International School (JIS) students from Years 9 to 11 recently took part in one of the UK’s most popular national maths competitions, the Intermediate Maths Challenge (IMC), run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT). Students in these academic years were encouraged to participate, although it was purely voluntary for them to do so.

Jerudong Press release 11.3.23

The Gold Award Intermediate Maths Challenge participants, including Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul Bolkiah with Principal Nicholas Sheehan and UKIMC Coordinator, Mr AdrianThacker.

The challenge is aimed at students in Years 9 - 11 (ages 13-16 years) and involves answering
twenty-five multiple choice questions in sixty minutes - without a calculator! It is a paper designed to
stimulate interest in maths for a large number of students. The questions are aimed at testing
students’ mathematical dexterity - their ability to apply the mathematics they have learnt in class in
unusual and creative ways.The top 50% of students internationally receive a Gold, Silver or Bronze award in the ratio 1:2:3. The
School is delighted to announce that this year, Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah Wardatul
Bolkiah received a Gold Award - the highest award level, together with a further eighteen students.Principal, Nicholas Sheehan congratulated all of the students who participated saying:
“Developing resilient problem solvers is at the heart of what we try to achieve as a Maths Faculty at
JIS - this is exactly what the IMC is all about. The challenge encourages mathematical reasoning,
precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting
problems. I am very proud of all of those who took part and especially those who managed to gain a
certificate - well done!”
Jerudong Press release
Gideon Chan was awarded ‘Best in Year 11’, Amelia Ege was awarded ‘Best in Year 9’ and Lemuel
Dhanushan Chinniah, Year 10, was awarded ‘Best in School’. Twenty-eight students received a Silver
award and forty students received a Bronze award.The IMC Coordinator, Mr Thacker explained:
“I was extremely pleased with the results this year, particularly with so many more students taking part
in the challenge and 69% of the students achieving at least a Bronze Award.”Maths at Jerudong International School is a core subject which all students will study up to the end of
Year 11 (IGCSE programme). The most talented mathematicians are able to also study for the Further
Pure Mathematics IGCSE. In Sixth Form, those students wishing to continue their Mathematics
studies can study Maths and Further Maths A Level. The IB Diploma students will all study Maths at
either the Standard Level (Either the Analysis and approaches course or the Applications and
Interpretations course) or Higher Level Mathematics Analysis and Approaches course.

About Jerudong International School

Jerudong International School was started in 1997. It presently has around 1660 international and Bruneian
students aged from 2 years to 19 years. Students study a British International Curriculum from ages 2 years to 3
years. From 14 years to 16 years, students study the I/GCSE programmes. Senior students may choose between
the A Level programme and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for their pre University course.
JIS has a thriving boarding house for up to 220 boarders.

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