A TEAM of Southampton A level pupils has gone through to the final of a national maths contest.

The four-strong team from four different Hampshire schools defeated twelve other schools and colleges to get through to the final.

Quizzed on timed puzzles and other maths challenges the team consists of year 12 pupils Bradley Shaw from Toynbee School, and Patrick Winter from Thornden, and year 13s Lauren Mackenzie from Cantell and Thomas Koeck from Wyvern College.

Now Bradley and Patrick will go on to compete in the British Maths Olympiad for individual mathematicians next month.

And 94 pupils from Barton Peveril College also took part in the individuals' competition with 11 winning gold medals, 16 silver and 41 bronze.

Barton Peveril's head of maths Mandy Kennedy said: “Mathematics is thriving at Barton Peveril. We are very proud of our talented Senior Team students, all their hard work and enthusiasm paid off on the day and we wish them all the best in the Final.”

The Senior Maths Challenges are organised by the UK Mathematics Trust and Further Maths Support Programme with the final team event to be held at the Royal Horticultural Halls in February 2018.