Junior Maths Challenge 2023 Results

Year 7 and Year 8 students at Braeside achieved Silver and Bronze certificates in this year’s UKMT Junior Maths Challenge held on 26th April.

Over 300,000 students from across the UK sat the Junior Maths Challenge with roughly the top 5% receiving a Gold certificate, the next 10% Silver and the next 25% Bronze.

Maya Ash in Year 8 was awarded a Silver certificate and Best in School certificate and Eliza Jilani achieved a Bronze certificate and Best in Year certificate.

Riana Patel, Ireland Slevin and Maya Valero Teuma were also awarded Silver certificates. Sienna kambo and Jaswitha Garlapati were awarded Bronze certificates.

Congratulations to all the students who participated. Very well done!

Two sample questions from this year’s JMC to try if you are interested are:


  • My train was scheduled to leave at 17:48 and to arrive at my destination at 18:25. However, it started four minutes late, and the journey took twice as long as scheduled.

When did I arrive?

A 19:39          B 19:06         C 19:02          D 18:29          E 17:52


  • Beatrix was born in this century. On her birthday this year, her age was equal to the sum of the digits of the year in which she was born. In which of these years will her age on her birthday be twice the sum of the digits of that year?


  • A 2027 B 2029         C 2031         D 2033         E 2035

The answers (and the other questions) can be found on the UKMT website.


Mrs Alahi

Head of Maths