UK Mathematics Trust

The UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT) is a registered charity whose aim is to advance the education of children and young people in mathematics. The UKMT organises national mathematics competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities for 11-18 year old UK school pupils.


The Senior Challenge is aimed at all 16-19 year olds studying mathematics i.e. S6 and below in Scotland. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and is sat in school under normal exam conditions.

Pupils at Turriff Academy achieved 2 silver and 8 bronze awards in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge.  Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK returned scripts for the Senior Maths Challenge with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.

Silver awards were Kirsty Bruce and Liam Taylor with Liam Taylor awarded best in school.


Bronze award winners  were Callum Brown, Oliver Pirie, Jacob Mathieson, Christie Cunningham, Finlay Paterson, Katrina Robertson, James Mitchell and Christopher Ransome.  Christopher was awarded the best in S6.