Year 12 course for students preparing for MAT, TMUA and STEP

Corby

Overview

University admissions tests such as MAT, TMUA and STEP present a considerable challenge to even the ablest A-level maths students. Many students struggle with the increase in intensity and depth of knowledge required to tackle these tests. Although there is a limited amount of help vailable online, many students find it tough to prepare alone. They can also find it difficult to gauge how well they measure up compared to others taking the exams.

Last year, the AMSP worked with a small number of Year 12s from Brooke Weston Academy to prepare them for MAT and STEP. All three of the student who regularly attended the course applied to Cambridge and Oxford, and two of them were successful in getting interviewed. One of the three has an offer from Cambridge to read Maths. We see great potential in extending this opportunity for students from other schools in the area.

Even students who do not wish to take university admissions tests will enjoy the course if they enjoy tackling challenging maths questions. It will give them an oportunity to extend themselves mathematically and to meet like-minded students from other local schools.

Aims

  • To increase depth of knowledge in maths
  • To tackle some difficult maths problems
  • To see what is required to successfully negotiate university maths admission tests

Who will benefit from attending?

Year 12s who are preparing for MAT, TMUA and STEP admissions tests.

Content

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

All kinds of factorisation

Integers

Writing mathematical arguments: the logic of implication

Algebra: forming and solving equations

Coordinate geometry

Real numbers

Curve sketching

Combinatorics

Sequences and series

Polynomials

Logs and exponentials

Placement and counting problems

Integration: fundamental concepts

Binomials and multinomials

Eligibility

All are welcome but, if demand is great, priority will be given to students from state-sector schools.

Cost

Free

Study Schedule

The course will commence on 20th March and will run on a weekly basis with a short break over Easter. 

Key Facts

Event ref:

#5655

Audience:

Students

Target year:

Year 12

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests, A level Further Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Pure

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

14 weeks

Region:

East Midlands

Venue:

Brooke Weston Academy,
Coomb Road,
Corby,
Northamptonshire,
NN18 8LA

Start date:

Wed 20th Mar 2019

Course times:

16:00 - 17:45

Fee:

Free

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Queries?

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

Chris Luke
[email protected]
07595 495411

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