STUDENTS at Barton Peveril Sixth Form College achieved a set of results at the national Senior Maths challenge.

Further mathematics students at the Eastleigh based college earned 13 gold certificates, 37 silver certificates, and 52 bronze certificates.

Former Thornden School pupil Patrick Winter, who won the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge earlier this year, received full marks in the maths challenge paper and earned his place in the British Mathematical Olympiad’s first round.

The top 1000 students in the country were invited to the next competition, where they sat a three and a half hour paper.

Barton Peveril’s director of mathematics and computer science Kyle Evans said: “Barton Peveril’s mathematicians continue to go from strength to strength in the Senior Maths Challenge, and it was pleasing to see our team come very close to retaining the team challenge trophy. ”

In the group senior maths challenge, Barton Peveril finished second nationally and were runners up to Brighton College. The team consisted of Patrick Winter, former Wildern School pupil Daniel Gooding, former Bitterne Park School pupil Tom Batterson, and former pupil of the Hamble School Alfie Baxter.

Of those who sat the senior maths challenge at Barton Peveril, a further 12 were placed among the top 6000 students in the country.