Secondary Maths

Maths Student Community – sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Actuaries

Target Audience: students from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset that stand out for their achievement in and/or enthusiasm for maths.

Format: five enrichment days held at EMS with problem-solving / mentoring in between.

Aim: to provide students, that might otherwise be isolated, with a community of like-minded peers to explore challenging and interesting mathematics.

How to get involved: teachers are invited to nominate students towards the end of the summer term of year 7. Further nominations may be possible in later years, subject to available space. Email events@exeterms.ac.uk

Capacity: 140 (40 in each of year 8 and 9, 30 in each of year 10 and 11)

We are pleased to confirm that Exeter Mathematics School will be continuing its MSC-SW for students in Year 8 through to 11 in the 2018/19 academic year.

Our aim is to bring together and inspire able mathematics students from across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, forming a community of learners who will work together, share ideas, attend master-classes and receive mentoring.

Teachers frequently identify students within their settings who stand out from the crowd and who can find themselves working in isolation on mathematics that is beyond that of their peers.  Our aim is to bring these students together, to enable them to work with peers who are similarly able, to provide stimuli which will deepen and broaden their appreciation of mathematics and its related fields, and to support and encourage their development as problem-solving mathematicians.

It is our intention to support students throughout their secondary school career, regardless of whether or not they decide to apply for a place in our sixth form.

How it works

Students joining the MSC-SW will attend a series of enrichment days at Exeter Mathematics School.  These will take place on Wednesdays for year 8 and year 9 and on Saturdays for year 10 and year 11.

During the enrichment days students will take part in master-classes and workshops.  They will be introduced to mathematics beyond the normal curriculum and will have the opportunity to develop their problem solving.

Members of the community will have a unique login to our MSC-SW portal.  From here they will be able to access resources relating to their workshops and additional problems to work on each month.  Students will be able to comment on problems, make suggestions and ask questions and will have these answered by mentors from EMS.

How to join

This programme is teacher nominated only; we cannot accept applications from students directly. If you are a teacher and would like to nominate a student, please email: events@exeterms.ac.uk to check that you are on our distribution list to receive the information.

If you are part of the MSC for the academic year 2018-19 in Years 8-10, you will automatically be moved up into the next year group next year.  Update paperwork will be sent out in the second half of the summer term.  Nomination forms for the new Year 8 MSC 2019/20 will be sent to schools in the summer term.

DATE TIME EVENT
Wednesday 26th September 2018 1030 – 1430 Launch Event
Wednesday 28th November 2018 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 TBC EMS Christmas Lectures
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
Wednesday 8th May 2019 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
DATE TIME EVENT
Wednesday 19th September 2018 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
Wednesday 21st November 2018 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 TBC EMS Christmas Lectures
Wednesday 16th January 2019 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
Wednesday 1st May 2019 1030 – 1430 Enrichment Day
DATE TIME EVENT
Saturday 15th September 2018 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
Saturday 24th November 2018 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 TBC EMS Christmas Lectures
Saturday 16th March 2019 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
Saturday 4th May 2019 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
DATE TIME EVENT
Saturday 15th September 2018 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
Saturday 24th November 2018 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 TBC EMS Christmas Lectures
Saturday 16th March 2019 1230 – 1600 Enrichment Day
Saturday 4th May 2019 1230 – 1600 Celebration Event

GCSE Enhancement Course

Target Audience: students within reach of Exeter that have the potential to reach an 8 or 9 in their GCSE maths but need some additional support or inspiration to do so.

Format: 14 lessons per year at EMS from 1600 to 1730, approximately fortnightly throughout the autumn and spring terms of year 10 and 11.

Aim: to enable students to achieve better GCSE grades than initially predicted and to therefore have greater opportunities in Further and Higher education

How to get involved: teachers are invited to nominate students towards the end of year 9.

Capacity: 50 (30 in year 10 and 20 in year 11)

Exeter Mathematics School offers a GCSE Enhancement Course for able Mathematics students in Years 10 and 11. Students who are nominated should be capable of achieving an 8/9, but should be those that would benefit from additional support and inspiration to do so.

During a series of workshops and group sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper and more connected understanding of GCSE content. Supported by EMS staff, students will be provided with the stimuli to broaden their application of mathematics and its related fields, whilst encouraging their development as problem-solving mathematicians; thereby preparing students for further study of mathematics.

If you have been part of our Year 10 enhancement programme you will automatically progress into next year’s Year 11 group. Nomination forms for the new Year 10 cohort for the academic year 2019/20 will be sent out before May half term.

The Programme

Lessons will run from 16:00-17:30hrs approximately 14 times over the year.

Who Can Apply?

Students who are nominated should be capable of achieving an A*, but should be those that would benefit from additional support and inspiration to do so.

How To Apply?

Nomination forms for the 2018/19 programme have been sent to schools with a deadline of 25th June.  If you require nomination paperwork, please email events@exeterms.ac.uk

Group A – Mondays

Monday 24th September 2018 1600-1730

Monday 8th October 2018 1600-1730

Monday 29th October 2018 1600-1730

Monday 12th November 2018 1600-1730

Monday 26th November 2018 1600-1730

Monday 10th December 2018 1600-1730

Monday 21st January 2019 1600-1730

Monday 4th February 2019 1600-1730

Monday 25th February 2019 1600-1730

Monday 11th March 2019 1600-1730

Monday 25th March 2019 1600-1730

Group B – Thursdays

Thursday 27th September 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 11th October 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 1st November 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 15th November 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 29th November 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 13th December 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 10th January 2018 1600-1730

Thursday 24th January 2019 1600-1730

Thursday 7th February 2019 1600-1730

Thursday 14th March 2019 1600-1730

Thursday 28th March 2019 1600-1730

Those from further away may find a masterclass series closer to home; an interactive map with the network of masterclasses is available here.

All sessions run from 1600-1730 at EMS: –

Monday 17th September

Monday 1st October

Monday 15th October

Monday 5th November

Monday 19th November

Monday 3rd December

Monday 14th January

Monday 28th January

Monday 11th February

Monday 4th March

Monday 18th March

Monday 1st April

Year 9 Royal Institution Masterclasses

Target Audience: year 9 students that are able and interested in maths. Catchment area is approximately east of Torbay, excluding North Devon (similar masterclasses are run in Cornwall, Plymouth and North Devon)

Format: 7 Saturday mornings, approximately fortnightly, over the spring and first half of summer terms.

Aim: to encourage, inspire and engage students in the art and practice of mathematics.

How to get involved: teachers are invited to nominate students in the autumn term of year 9. The cost of £40 per student will be waved for those in receipt of Free School Meals.

Capacity: 40

Overview

These classes are designed to encourage, inspire and engage young people in the art and practice of mathematics. The highly interactive sessions introduce students to aspects or applications of maths which may not usually be covered in the school curriculum, and open young people’s eyes to the excitement, beauty and real-world value of mathematics.

How it works

Every year, Exeter Mathematics School organises a series of seven Saturday morning Royal Institution (Ri) Mathematics Masterclasses in collaboration with the University of Exeter. The classes are heavily subsidised at cost of £40 for the whole series.

Students nominated should be interested and enthusiastic about mathematics, as well as being from among the most mathematically able students in Year 9 at your school (though not necessarily as measured by exam success).

How to join

Nominations for the 2018/19 programme have now closed – please contact events@exeterms.ac.uk if you have missed the deadline and are a teacher interested in nominating students to attend.

Year 10 Summer Residential

Target Audience: students from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset that are able and interested in maths.

Format: 3-day residential held at EMS that includes workshops, social activities and university experience.

Aim: to provide students with inspiration and challenge in a supportive setting, giving insight into applications of maths at university and beyond.

How to get involved: teachers are invited to nominate students during the summer term of year 10.

Capacity: 70

Our biggest annual event: the Year 10 Summer Residential provides an insight into Mathematics beyond GCSE study, along with the opportunity to experience campus life at Exeter University.

August 2019 (dates to be confirmed) will see the fifth annual Year 10 Summer Residential organised by Exeter Mathematics School.

EMS teachers and Exeter University academic staff will provide workshops, small group sessions and problem-solving activities based on their preferred aspect or concept of mathematics. The aim is to provide opportunities for students to enhance their mathematical expertise and experience, providing an understanding of areas of mathematics that they are unlikely to have met in school.

Participants need enthusiasm and persistence as well as mathematical ability. The mathematical activities are likely to be intensive, however there will also be time for relaxation and to socialise with students from across the South West at special evening events.

Teachers are invited to nominate students during the summer term of year 10. Nomination paperwork will be sent to schools via email and in the post.  The residential is always heavily over-subscribed so we ask teachers to return forms by the deadline  If you are a student and would like to apply for the residential, please speak to your teacher and ask to be nominated.  We are unable to accept nominations unless they have come from a school.

UKMT Maths Circle

Target Audience: year 10 students with an interest in mathematics

Format: A series of demanding and stimulating workshops over two consecutive days

Aim: to promote mathematical thinking and provide an opportunity to meet other students who enjoy mathematics.

How to get involved: the UKMT send invitations directly to schools

Capacity: 40

Snackable Maths

Target Audience: anyone that fancies a go

Format: A month problem pose via a video

Aim: to provide stimulation and enjoyment for maths lovers everywhere

How to get involved: look out for our posts on Facebook or Twitter or check our website for archive and the latest problems

Capacity: unlimited

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