Enhanced problem solving conference for year 13 maths students and teachers


This one day student and teacher conference is designed to aid students in developing their problem solving skills to the proficiency required for universities who include an admissions test in their offer.

Teachers will learn about the variety of admissions tests that include maths and the programmes of support that are available for their students.


  • To help students to develop and enhance their problem-solving skills.
  • To familiarise students with the types of problems typically found on advanced mathematics papers such as STEP.
  • To inform teachers about the problem solving requirements of university admissions tests.

Who will benefit from attending?

This event is ideal for students who are thinking of applying to study mathematics, engineering or related University courses for which a very high proficiency in mathematical problem solving is required (for example, those Universities who require STEP, MAT or TMUA for entry).

Teachers who wish to find out about the various university admissions tests and sources of support for their students will also benefit from attending.


The conference consists of a number of workshops. These will include an opportunity to solve a variety of problems from a variety of competitions and admissions tests. There will also be workshops that give information about what universities are expecting from students who apply for a maths or related undergraduate degree as well as those that are designed to help students develop their problem solving skills.

Teachers will work with their students in some of the sessions as well as attending a workshop that provides information about university admissions tests.


This event is free for students and teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies.

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Key Facts



Target year:

Year 13

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests, A level Mathematics, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

1 day




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

Teacher Support Operations Team
[email protected]
01225 716494

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