King David learners in Grades 6 to 12 participated in the first Wits Mathematics Competition and produced exceptional results across the board.
In line with the vision to drive South Africa’s mathematical development, the University of Witwatersrand decided to hold a competition to enhance mathematical standards. The competition attracted 836 schoolchildren from schools across Gauteng.
King David Schools including King David Linksfield, Victory Park and Sandton entered 10 children per grade, from Grade 6 to 12, in this competitive mathematics written-paper competition which took place at Wits. In the Individual Category for grades 6 to 7, five out of the top 10 participants were from King David. In the Grade 8 to 9 category, King David occupied two of the top 10 positions, including first place for Daniel Strous who achieved 85 per cent in this category. In the Grade 10 to 12 category, there was one King David learner who placed in the top 10.
In the prestigious school awards, in the Grade 6 to 7 category, with 24 Schools across Gauteng participating, King David Sandton achieved first place, King David Linksfield second place and King David Victory Park achieved fourth place. In the Grade 8 to 9 category, with 41 schools across Gauteng participating, King David Linksfield achieved second place. In the Grade 10 to 12 category, with 71 schools participating, King David Linksfield achieved fifth place and King David Victory Park seventh place.
“One of the aims of King David Schools is to lift the general standard and capability of every student to think more deeply in maths concepts,” said Leigh Pleass, master teacher of mathematics at King David Schools.
“We have received a clear indication that we are on the right path to achieving this objective as can be seen with these results.”