Year 12 student Anna Trimble is the first recipient of the University of Dundee Mathematics Award; this new initiative is aimed specifically at GCSE level. A member of staff from the University of Dundee observed:
“Dundee is a STEM-focused university…this is why Mathematics was chosen as the subject for this initial award.”
Anna completed her full GCSE mathematics in Year 11 and is currently enjoying the challenge of GCSE Further Mathematics. The publication of the CCEA prize winners’ list, which identifies the top three students in each subject offered by CCEA, Northern Ireland’s Examinations Authority revealed that Anna had achieved full marks in GCSE Mathematics and was placed 1st in Northern Ireland.
Wallace’s Head of Mathematics and Anna’s teacher, Mr Steven Alexander, is understandably delighted by her success commenting:
“The award is a further testament to Anna’s astonishing aptitude for mathematics, her hard work and the excellent progress she has made throughout her time as a student at Wallace.”
A representative from the University of Dundee will attend Wallace’s Senior Prize Day to present Anna with her award. The university has long-established and strong links with schools in Northern Ireland and the aim of this award is to further strengthen ties by recognising pupils for their achievements.
Principal Mrs Deborah O’Hare added:
“It will be a great pleasure to welcome a guest from the University of Dundee to our Prize Day which is about the celebration of our students’ success and this is certainly something to celebrate. I know that all my staff are thrilled that Anna has gained this accolade and we all congratulate her most warmly.”
Last modified: April 24, 2018