Student Events


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Year 6 Poster Competition – now open!

We are delighted to be running this popular event again.  This year’s theme is Graphs and Networks.  Please click on the link below for full details.  The entry form is also available to download.  Please note that entries need to come in via schools.  If you are a Year 6 student reading this and you are keen to enter, please speak to your teacher!  The deadline for us to receive entries is Tuesday 3rd July.

Primary Poster Competition – Invitation 2018

Entry Form Poster Comp 2018

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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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Year 10 Summer Residential: August 2018

NOMINATION PAPERWORK HAS NOW BEEN SENT TO SCHOOLS.  DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: 11th JUNE

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.

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 may 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 has been 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 teacher and have not received the paperwork, please email events@exeterms.ac.uk or telephone 01392 429020.  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. 

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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 2018/19 academic year.

If you have been part of the MSC for the academic year 2017-18 in Years 8-10, you will automatically be moved up into the next year group.  Update paperwork will be sent out in the second half of the summer term.  Nomination forms for the new Year 8 MSC 2018/19 have been sent to schools with a deadline of 25th June.

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.


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.

We are pleased to confirm that we will be continuing the PSC-SW for students in Year 8 through to 11 in the 2018/19 academic year.

If you have been part of the PSC for the academic year 2017-18 in Years 8-10, you will automatically be moved up into the next year group.  Update paperwork will be sent out in the second half of the summer term.  Nomination forms for the new Year 8 PSC 2018/19 have been sent to schools.

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.

Overview

The aim of our PSC-SW is essentially is to bring together and inspire able physics students from across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, forming a community of learners who will work together, share ideas, attend masterclasses and receive mentoring; delivering a fascinating insight into the exciting field of physics!

Teachers frequently identify students within their settings who stand out from the crowd and who can find themselves working in isolation.  Our aim is to bring these students together, to enable them to work with peers who are similarly able and motivated, to provide stimuli which will deepen and broaden their appreciation of physics and its related fields and to demonstrate how physics relates to their lives.

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 6th form.

How it works

Students nominated will attend a series of enrichment days at EMS. During the classes, students are introduced to Physics beyond the normal curriculum and are encouraged to think about, debate and explore challenging concepts and ideas.

Calendar of Events 2018/19

Year 8 PSC-SW

Date Time Event
Thursday 27th September 2018 1:15pm – 3:30pm Launch Event
Thursday 15th November 2018 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm (TBC) EMS Christmas Lectures
Thursday 14th March 2019 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 9th May 2019 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day

 

Year 9 PSC-SW

Date Time Event
Thursday 13th September 2018 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 1st November 2018 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm (TBC) EMS Christmas Lectures
Thursday 7th February 2019 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 28th March 2019 10:30am – 2:30pm Enrichment Day

Year 10 PSC-SW

Date Time Event
Saturday 15th September 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day
Saturday 24th November 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm (TBC) EMS Christmas Lectures
Saturday 16th March 2019 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day
Saturday 4th May 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day

 Year 11 PSC-SW

Date Time Event
Saturday 15th September 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day
Saturday 24th November 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day
Thursday 20th December 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm (TBC) EMS Christmas Lectures
Saturday 16th March 2019 12:30pm – 4:00pm Enrichment Day
Saturday 4th May 2018 12:30pm – 4:00pm Celebration Event


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.

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 2018/19 will be sent out before May half 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 GCSEs.

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 Physics and its related fields, whilst encouraging their development as problem-solving physicists; thereby preparing students for further study of Physics.

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 2018/19 have been sent to schools. If you require a copy of the nomination paperwork, please email events@exeterms.ac.uk


Royal Institution Masterclasses 2018/19

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. Our next programmes will as follows:

Year 6 2018/19 – Autumn and Spring Terms.  Paperwork has been sent to schools (18th June 2018). If you would like to nominate students and have not received the necessary forms, please email events@exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk

Year 9  2018/19 – Spring Term.  Paperwork will be sent to schools in the autumn term.

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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