Student Events


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FREE One Day KS5 Easter Isaac Physics Boot Camp

Thursday 5th April, 9.30am – 3.00pm at EMS AND Thursday 12th April, 9.30am – 3.00pm

Roger Nuttall, experienced Physics teacher, tutor and Exeter Mathematics School Ogden Isaac Fellow will be running a revision Bootcamp during the Easter vacation at Exeter Mathematics School.  Lunch will be provided free of charge.

Event details

This free Bootcamp will be an intense workout to practise the Physics concepts that you will need to get good grades in your A-level exams. The Bootcamp comprises of mini-lectures and workshops, with an experienced Physics teacher and member of the Isaac Physics team on hand throughout to provide support. We will work with our Mastering Physics books and extend beyond these questions to develop your confidence in core topics. We will focus on the core topics normally covered in Year 12 of an A level course so this Bootcamp will be suitable for both Year 12 students wanting to develop their skills or revise for AS examinations and Year 13 students revising for their A level examinations.

This Bootcamp may be ideal for you if you are keen to improve your grades and are willing to work hard.

Aims

To enable you to practise Physics concepts under the guidance of experienced teachers/tutors

To develop your confidence with problem solving skills in core areas of Physics

To gain a deeper understanding of core Physics concepts

Target Audience

This Bootcamp is only for students who are studying at a state maintained school or college in England and are taking A-level Physics AND Maths.

If the Bootcamp is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students meeting one or both of the following Widening Participation criteria

  • You have been eligible for Free School Meals whilst at secondary school; or you receive Sixth Form Bursary payments.
  • You live in an area with a low rate of progression to higher education. If your home postcode is in POLAR3 quintile 1 or 2, then you meet this criterion.

Booking Info

The Bootcamps are now full.  If you would like to register your interest for similar events in the future, please email events@exeterms.ac.uk

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Open Day – Monday 25th June

For students in all secondary year groups who would like to get a first taste of what EMS is all about and who may be starting to consider their future A-level options.

We will be running two sessions on this date, both with a Q&A forum followed by a tour of the school.

1.30pm – 2.45pm and 5.30pm – 6.45pm.  Booking is essential.

Please click here to register for the 1.30pm session.

Please click here to register for the 5.30pm session.

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Year 11 Taster Days for September 2019 entry

For year 11 students who are considering applying to EMS for September 2019.

Meet the EMS staff and students, take part in a series of workshops, have your questions answered.

Timetable for the day:

  • 10:00am – About EMS – Parents are welcome to attend this session
  • 11:00am – Student workshops
  • 2:30pm – Depart

Students will need to bring a packed lunch. No equipment or uniform is required. Booking is essential – see the links below.

Please note that we run this event three times during the Autumn term to accommodate as many students as possible. You therefore only need to attend one Taster Day on the date that is most convenient to you.

Click on the date below for which you would like to reserve a ticket:

Saturday 29th September 2018

Saturday 10th November 2018

Saturday 8th December 2018

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Royal Institution Masterclasses 2017/18

Exeter Mathematics School is delighted to run a series of Royal Institution Mathematics classes on an annual basis for students in Years 6 and 9.


Year 10 Summer Residential: August 2018

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

2018 sees the fourth annual Year 10 Summer Residential organised by Exeter Mathematics School. In order to accommodate as many students as possible, there will be two dates offered, staying for 2 nights, between either: Monday, 20th August – Wednesday 22nd August OR Wednesday 22nd August – Friday 24th August.

The visit is open to year 10 students, providing an insight into mathematics beyond GCSE study, along with the opportunity to experience campus life at Exeter University.

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.

Schools will be asked to nominate two students and two reserves to attend the summer residential. 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, with evening events to include a games night, ten pin bowling and juggling!

Students are nominated to attend by their schools. Nomination paperwork will be sent to schools in the summer term.  The residential is always heavily over-subscribed so we ask teachers to return forms as promptly as possible.  If you are a teacher and would like to check that you are on our database to receive nomination paperwork, please email events@exeterms.ac.uk

 

 


Mathematics Student Community – South West

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 2017/18 academic year.

All years are now full for the 2017/18 academic year.  We are operating a waiting list, so if you are a teacher and would like to nominate a student, please email: events@exeterms.ac.uk.  Nomination forms for the Year 8 MSC 2018/19 will be sent to schools in the summer term.


Physics Student Community – South West

Following the success of Exeter Mathematics School’s, Maths Student Community, EMS began a Physics Student Community as of September 2016.

All years are now full for the 2017/18 academic year.  We are operating a waiting list, so if you are a teacher and would like to nominate a student, please email: events@exeterms.ac.uk. Nomination forms for the 2018/19 academic year will be sent to schools in the summer term.


Mathematics GCSE Enhancement Course

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.

Our year 10 and 11 Enhancement programmes are now full – we are operating a waiting list, so if you are a teacher and would like to nominate a student, please email: events@exeterms.ac.uk. Current year 10 students will progress into next year’s Year 11 group. Nomination forms for the new Year 10 cohort for the academic year 2018/19 will be sent out in the summer term.


Physics GCSE Enhancement Course

Exeter Mathematics School offers a GCSE enhancement course for able Physics students in years 10 and 11 for the academic year 2017/18. 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.

Students will have the opportunity to work with EMS staff to develop their academic skills and support their progress towards A* grades in their GCSE’s. Our year 10 and 11 Enhancement programmes are now full – we are operating a waiting list, so if you are a teacher and would like to nominate a student, please email: events@exeterms.ac.uk.  Nomination forms for next year’s programme will be sent out in the summer term.


Physics Challenge!

In association with The Ogden Trust Exeter & East Devon Partnership, Exeter Mathematics School is organising a series of Physics Challenges for different age groups. Keep checking back here for further details!


FMSP Problem Solving Days

The Further Mathematics Support Programme (FMSP) is a government-funded initiative supported by the Department for Education and managed by MEI. The FMSP supports schools and colleges at Key Stage 4 and post-16 level to increase teacher expertise and student participation in AS/A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

Exeter Mathematics School is hosting two series of problem solving between September 2017 and March 2018, aimed at Year 13 students who are expecting to study Mathematics or related subjects at University, and who have had conditional offers that include MAT, TMUA, STEP or AEA.


Isaac Physics Programme

Exeter Maths School is delighted to offer students studying Physics the opportunity to be involved in our Year 10 Isaac Physics project.

The aim of this course is to encourage students to continue into higher education with Physics and to help students to work independently. We want to provide the resources for students to encourage them to study Physics and to see it is a subject where there are unsolved problems which can have a real-life application that require keen mathematical skills.  We currently have places on this course, for further information, please ask your teacher to email events@exeterms.ac.uk.

What does the program involve?

Each student will:

  • Be allocated a local Isaac Physics tutor, based at Exeter Maths School.
  • Complete an assignment each week of the school term. This will be set by the Isaac Physics tutor. Students will enter their answers online and the tutor will then see how each student has performed. Assignments will be set to enhance and supplement the work being done in school. The tutor will run online tutorials to help students with the questions in these assignments.
  • Take part in 6 full day Physics workshops delivered by Isaac Physics; see dates overleaf.

The workshop days will involve activities to:

  • develop Physics and mathematical skills;
  • address student misconceptions in Physics;
  • address difficulties encountered in weekly assigned tasks;
  • prepare for upcoming weekly assigned tasks;
  • raise awareness of Higher Education options (especially those that use A level Physics).

Workshop Dates

Full day workshops will take place on the dates shown below. All workshops will run from 0930 – 1500. These workshops will take place at Exeter Maths School.

Friday 19th Jan 2018

Friday 9th Feb 2018

Friday 16th Mar 2018

Friday 20th April 2018

Friday 8th June 2018

Thursday 12th July 2018 OR Friday 13th July 2018 – TBC

 

Students will be provided with lunch on each of these workshop days.

 

In addition, optional online time amounting to an additional 8 hours will also be available from 1600-1700 on the following dates:

Wednesday 31st January

Wednesday 21st February

Wednesday 7th March

Wednesday 21st March

Monday 30th April

Monday 21st May

Monday 18th June

Monday 2nd July