Year 10 Enrichment for Grade 6/7 aspiring students (pm)



This enrichment afternoon of (mostly) female speakers may be an opportunity to promote mathematics to your Year 10 girls in particular, but all genders are equally welcome.

This event is now full, but to add your name to the reseve list for 20 students & 2 staff places, please email James Morris ([email protected]) with evidence that the enrichment trip has been authorised by a member of SLT.


  • Encourage GCSE Grade 6/7 students to consider taking post-16 maths
  • Support students to make an informed choice about Level 3 Maths


Sessions include:

Rachel Beddoes – Anyone for Tennis?

The media often portrays sportspeople as being overpaid, but is this really the case? A Wimbledon winner can probably afford a few round of ‘Strawberries and Cream’ but what about somebody outside of the top 100 in the world tennis rankings? We will take a look at how prize money has changed over time, whether it pays to be male or female and possibly get into a bit of ethics! All with just a little bit of GCSE mathematics and your own morality.

Sue de Pomerai – Ada Lovelace

Who was Ada Lovelace and what contribution did she make to the mathematics we use today? In this session we will find out a bit about Ada’s life and time, her work with Babbage and her amazing and unconscious contribution to the 21st Century.

Approximate timetable for the day or course dates (to be confirmed nearer date):
13:00 Registration
13:15 Welcome, Maths Post 16 & in HE
13:45 Sue de Pomerai – Ada Lovelace
14:30 Break
14:40 Rachel Beddoes – Anyone for Tennis?
15:25 Evaluations
15:45 Finish

Other Information

The proportion of girls in post-16 maths is significantly lower than that of boys. One of the AMSP's key goals is to change that, ensuring that all genders have equal access to Level 3 maths.


Due to the way the AMSP is funded, this enrichment event is free to state funded schools and colleges.

Islington, Barking & Dagenham boroughs have been identified as Areas of Low Participation by the DfE. Schools in these areas can request up to £100 towards travel or cover costs to facilitate attendance. If you intend to do this, please include this in your email to James.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Target year:

Year 10

Curriculum focus:

11-16 maths

Event format:


Event length:

3 hours


London and South East


Queen Mary University of London,
Mile End Campus,
E1 4NS


Tue 18th Dec 2018

Course times:

13:00 - 15:45



Priority Area subsidy:


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If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

James Morris
[email protected]

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