The final of this year’s University of Lincoln, University Challenge took place on Friday 30th September. The top 14 teams from the summer’s national heats including Paston Sixth Form College met in the final. There were teams from all over the country including Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire, Surrey, Kent and Norfolk. The quiz was very difficult with over 20 rounds of questions in the final. Even the teachers found it very challenging!
In the end the scores at the top were very close – Paston came joint 5th, but were only 3 correct answers behind the winning team St Ivo School, Cambridge. So they did really well to get to the final and to be placed as one of the top teams in the country.
Paston has a very good record of supporting students going on to University and the quiz was a fun way to engage students. Each year 70% of students apply to University with 25% accepting places at Russell Group Universities.
Toby said “It was a really good day, very challenging but I think we did well”.
Holly said “I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and although we found the final challenging, I am proud of our team and what we achieved”.
The Paston team were:
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