Flint brainbox relishing Cambridge summer camp


Owen Evans

A NUMBER-CRUNCHING student has secured a place at a top university summer camp.

Flint High School student Ryan Colclough, 16, has been given a place on one of Cambridge University’s coveted mathematics summer camps.

He will spend a week in August at the internationally renowned Girton College on a course aimed at preparing students for the Sixth Term Examination Papers (STEP), used by Cambridge University as an entrance exam for mathematics.

The sixth-form student, who is currently studying six AS-levels, will take part in organised social activities in the evenings to provide an insight into this side of university life.

He said: “I’m very pleased to have this opportunity as I do hope to apply for maths at Cambridge if my AS exams go well. This will be an amazing experience and I would like to thank my teacher and the school for all their support and encouragement.”

Mrs Williams, curriculum co-ordinator for mathematics, said: “I am so pleased for Ryan, this is a wonderful opportunity for him.

“He is an exceptionally gifted mathematician and a very talented student across all of his subjects.

“Ryan is a popular and active member of the sixth form community and we are all very proud of him.”

While at the camp, he will stay at Wolfson Court. It is next to the purpose-built headquarters of Cambridge mathematics, the Centre for Mathematical Sciences.

Ryan is currently studying mathematics, further mathematics, physics, chemistry, drama and theatre studies and the Welsh Baccalaureate.

Last year he was the school’s top achieving student, gaining 10 A*s at GCSE.

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