South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust

Talented Chetwynde ‘Mathlete’ among brightest in country

A Chetwynde School pupil has proved he is among the brightest mathematicians in the country after achieving an award in the UK Senior Maths Challenge.

Nathan Lee Cheong secured a silver award in the prestigious national challenge which is designed for sixth form students to show skills required at university level – even though he is still in Year 11.

The Chetwynde Head Boy had to complete a 60-minute paper with multiple choice questions.

“There were five answers for each question but if I got one wrong then I lost marks,” he said. “It was quite difficult as it’s aimed at A-level students but I thought I’d done alright and I am really happy with a silver award.”

Head of Mathematics Stefan Olphert said he had put Nathan forward based on his performance in the recent country-wide Olympiads.

“Nathan’s score puts him in the top 25 per cent of students nationally who are currently at sixth form which is a remarkable achievement when he is 15 years old.

“His diligence, attention to detail, and relentless commitment to logical reasoning has allowed him to become an excellent young mathematician.

“He always gives everything and never allows himself to be complacent.”

Pupils from Chetwynde, which is part of South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust, will also compete in the upcoming UK Maths Trust Intermediate and Junior competitions.


South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust
c/o Chetwynde School Croslands
Rating Lane, Barrow-in-Furness
Cumbria LA13 0NY

Tel: 01229 824 210

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South Cumbria Multi-Academy Trust