Bedstone’s sixth form maths team were victorious this week after securing a win at the Regional Championships of the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge.

The team beat strong competition from a number of top-performing schools across the region at Malvern College on Tuesday. The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust runs an annual national competition which sees the top A-level mathematicians from schools across the country pit their wits against each other in a series of fiendishly difficult Mathematical Challenges.

Thirteen of the region’s top performing schools were in attendance, including teams from Dean Close, RGS Worcester, Malvern College, Malvern St. James and Lucton School.

The Bedstone College team consisted of Alan G and Charlie L (U6), and Anna M and Rebecca W (L6). The team were in the top six after every round and were announced as winners at the end of the afternoon. They will now represent the region at the national finals which are to be held in London in the spring.

Headmaster of Bedstone College, David Gajadharsingh, who accompanied the team for yesterday’s event, said; “I am incredibly proud of what the team has achieved. I must say that a few eyebrows were raised when the final placings were announced. I don’t think that many believed that such a small non-selective school would be able to produce a team capable to winning such a prestigious event and especially in the company of some of the largest and most illustrious schools in the region.

“I am particularly pleased for Alan and Charlie. They are both holding excellent offers to study Physics (Alan) and Mathematics (Charlie) at a variety of Russell Group universities.

“However, having both applied to Oxford, this result will give them the confidence to shine at interview; we are keeping our fingers crossed for them both and wish them every success with their applications.”