UCTC Life March 23rd 2018

UCTC Life - 23rd March 2018                                   


UK Maths Challenge Success

Congratulations to Jacob Doherty in Year 11 who has been invited to attend the 47th National Mathematics Summer School held by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust, following an excellent performance in this year’s Intermediate Mathematics Challenge.  This is an excellent achievement for Jacob who also achieved Best in Year and Best in School.


In this year’s Intermediate Maths Challenge, students achieved the following:


Gold Certificate (awarded to top 7% of UK Maths Challenge)

Jacob Doherty

Ander Harris

Joseph Irwin

William Dawson Holgate

Isobel Cowing

Charles Reed

Jonathan Stevens


Silver Certificates (awarded to top 20%)

Jessica Wooley

Gregory Ledward

Herbert Harrison

Tom Rummery

Ria Sanderson


Bronze Certificates (awarded to top 40%)

Emily Chevassut

Louise Davey

The UK Maths Challenge is undertaken by our very most able Mathematicians and we congratulate all the students on their achievements.

Scientifica Visit

On Thursday 15th March we were lucky enough to be visited by Tamsin Jordan and Chloe Emmerson from Scientifica, an Uckfield company that specialises in developing premium scientific equipment to enhance the research of neurons, neuronal circuits and animal behaviour. Tamsin gave a wonderfully interesting talk to our Yr 10 Triple Science students in order to promote Brain Awareness Week. The talk was based primarily on questions that the students had sent in regarding brain function, disorders and discovery of function. It was a wonderful learning opportunity combining curricular, extra curricular and knowledge of local business.


A bit about Scientifica: Since 1997, Scientifica has distributed and developed premium scientific equipment to enhance the research of neurons, neuronal circuits and animal behaviour. Over the years, their product range has expanded to include instruments for electrophysiology, multiphoton imaging and optogenetics studies.

For two decades Scientifica has employed experience, collaboration and superior design to empower researchers to discover the brain’s secrets and overcome neurological diseases.

Many thanks to Tamsin and Chloe for their visit and inspirational talk.

Sports Report Headlines (for full report please follow this link)

  • Y11 Football Team are in the County Shield Final!

  • A Level PE Student Casey Coats wins national award!

  • Year 9 Uckfield College Student Jonny Smith selected by Harlequins!!!

  • Netball

  • Trampolining


Congratulations to our Chess Club B team who took on Windlesham House, Downlands, Worthing High and LOGS in their group match.  After some high quality chess they ended with 4.5 points out of a possible 12.


Oliver Christian was the standout performer, winning 2 of his 3 games, with Anna Sherriff a close 2nd with a win, a draw and a loss.



This coming weekend Joolz Earley, Year 9, and her teammates from the Zodiac Allstars will be competing in the 2018 FC Brings it On Cheerleading Championships in Paris, France.  They will be competing against some of the best in Europe and will perform in the Disney pre parade! Last weekend was the team’s first competition for the season and Joolz and her teammates had 2 first places and a fourth place (even her little sister Jema and her teammates came second). The team having been training really hard and have just 6 weeks to go until the Summit Championships in Orlando, Florida.  We wish Joolz and the team lots of luck and look forward to hearing their news!


As always we would love to hear from you if you have news of any achievements by our students in activities out of College.  Please email details to t.fletcher@uckfield.college.