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Times Tables Rock Stars success

TCA battled it out against two other schools in the Brooke Weston Trust to be crowned the winner of a recent Times Tables Rock Stars challenge.

Our students in years 7, 8 and 9 submitted a whopping 207,000 answers during the five day challenge, with the total number of answers from students at all three schools totalling almost half a million!

The competition between TCA, Brooke Weston Academy and Kettering Science Academy was fierce and TCA also claimed the top spot for ‘correct average answers per user’, with an average of 1,571 per student.

Each of the rounds lasted three minutes and tested students on the times tables up to 12 in a variety of fun ways.

The competition was co-ordinated by Grace Horne, the Head of Maths at Kettering Science Academy. She said: ‘We started off by doing mini battles within KSA and then we did a battle with TCA, then we set it up between the three secondary schools that had access to TT Rockstars.

‘There are lots of different games where students can challenge themselves as individuals or play in arenas against people from other schools. The teachers get a breakdown of their classes’ strongest times tables and which ones they need more practice at so they can adjust the games for students or classes so it is a really good resource that keeps them interested and learning while having fun.

‘I have seen students improve incredibly using this software. When one started he could complete 50 questions in one minute and, in the space of a few weeks, his high score had more than doubled to 110!

‘All of the students who took part will receive a certificate. We want to build this up to be a yearly numeracy challenge across our Trust secondary schools with a trophy to compete for. Well done to all the students who took part this time and a special well done to Thomas Clarkson Academy on its phenomenal results.’


TCA - 207,374

BWA - 200,917

KSA - 54,289

Well done to everyone who took part.