Date: 21 January 2022
Since November 2021, staff and students at East Surrey College have worked alongside the Centre for Excellence in Maths network and MEI cluster to take part in the MEI Further Education Maths Challenge. The challenge is aimed at helping to raise the aspirations and achievement of 16-19-year-old Functional Skills and GCSE Maths resit students, and to develop positive mind-sets around their mathematics learning. Students compete against peers at their level of maths, so that everyone is given the opportunity to succeed. The challenge is broken into three rounds and students can be entered through three categories: Funkies, Eins2steins and Go Forth.
We celebrated the successes of both our Round 1 Winners as well as all participants during the first round in December with Certificates, prizes and Causes for Celebrations. Students worked in pairs to complete a Kahoot Quiz and win prizes for their departments within an inter-departmental competition. For Round 2, our Round 1 Winners will compete for First place in the East Surrey College Final in February.
Round 1: Department Winners
As part of the inter-departmental competition at the end of last term the leaderboard showed:
1st Place: Business, Accounting & IT / Public Services & Sports / Science - 1,267,704 points
2nd Place: Construction - 1,241,555 points
3rd Place: Hair & Beauty / Travel & Aviation / Caring Services - 1,047,431 points
4th Place: Engineering & Motor Vehicle - 313,592 points
5th Place: Art, Design & Media - 82,873 points
Some departments had fewer points due to having smaller class sizes, however, everyone should be really proud of themselves!
Round 1: Individual Winners
Ben – IT Level 2
Ben – Sports Level 2
Kieran – IT Level 2
Jamie - Sport Level 2
Jacob – Public Services Level 2
Mubaraq – Applied Science Level 2
Round 2: The College Final will take place on Friday 11 February 2022, where students will be challenged to complete a Tarsia puzzle and a Kahoot quiz. Winners from the College Final will progress into a national competition in late March with more details to follow. If you would like to keep up to date with the following competition, make sure you’re following us on Facebook & Instagram and come back to read our next news story.
Once again, Congratulations to all our students for taking part and good luck to all students competing in Round 2.
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