Frequently Asked Questions

Complete the online application form, available on this website.

You will need at least 6 GCSEs graded C(level 5) or above to include Mathematics and Physics, Computer Science or Double/Triple Science at at 8 or 9.  Normally students will have a 6 in English.

Once we have received your application we will take up references from teachers and invite you to sit an entry test.  Following the test you may be invited for interview.  This process is designed to ensure that those who will benefit most from our specialist curriculum join our school.

For September 2019 entry, if you want to secure a place in our workshop to prepare for the entrance test, we must receive your application by the 10thDecember.  We will continue to accept applications until the 4hFebruary 2019.

All students will take A Levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics and will also choose at least one of Physics and Computer Science; they will also be able to select from several options for their 4thsubject at Exeter College.

This is a popular combination of subjects and can easily be accommodated.

Possibly.  You won’t find the Mathematics easy at EMS: we will challenge and stretch you.  If you are prepared to get stuck, work hard and persevere, this could be the place for you.  It is just as important to be motivated as it is to be able.

Absolutely!  The combination of subjects you will take are perfect for those wanting to study Physics, Computer Science, Engineering and other Natural Sciences.  The EMS Mathematics curriculum will explore uses of Mathematics and you will gain an understanding of how it is applied to your chosen field.

At EMS you will be working with like-minded students, sparking ideas and benefitting from challenge.  You will have regular contact with Exeter University: academics will deliver bespoke workshops and you will have an undergraduate student as a mentor.  In addition, you will have access to the full range of support services and activities at Exeter College and will work with local employers, applying your studies to the 21stcentury workplace.

EMS teachers are qualified and experienced and will deliver the majority of the curriculum. In addition, University academic staff and employers will provide workshops and masterclasses on areas of expertise.

We admit 60 students each year, so there will be 120 student in total.

No. You will be supported in applying for the universities of your choice through the UCAS system.

This is a school of high prestige, one of only two university-sponsored specialist 6th forms in the country; it will provide an excellent preparation for students intending to study STEM subjects at University.  You will be experienced in working with academic staff; your problem-solving and ability to communicate mathematically will be developed and enhanced through our bespoke programme of study.  The curriculum is designed to prepare you thoroughly for university study as well as the application process.

Based in the heart of Exeter, on the edge of Rougemont Gardens, Exeter Mathematics School is a short walk from Exeter Central railway station and Exeter coach station.

Directions can be found here.

Yes.  Accommodation is available from Monday to Thursday for those who have a daily commute of more than 1 hour each way.  There is a charge for this but we also have means-tested bursaries to ensure that finance is not a barrier to prevent you attending this school.

Nothing! This is a state funded school so there is no charge to attend.  Students who require accommodation will be charged for this, although we will do have a bursary system in place to support those who can’t afford this.

Yes.  All students are able to access our subsidised transport scheme.

Attend a Year 11 Taster Day – these are held throughout the Autumn term.

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