Year 12 Conference



A one day conference for year 12 maths students & their teachers to develop deeper mathematical problem-solving skills.

This event is ideal for students who are thinking of applying to study mathematics, engineering or related university courses.


  • To provide students with an opportunity to begin to increase their depth of mathematical understanding and so gain confidence in attempting more challenging questions and problems.
  • To allow students to discuss and try out problem solving strategies, to think about different ways of looking at example problems and how to approach writing solutions.
  • To provide teachers with information about the problem solving requirements of university admissions tests.
  • To provide teachers with information about sources of problems that can be used to develop problem solving skills.

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for year 12 AS and A level maths students who wish to increase their depth of understanding and further develop their problem solving skills.

Teachers will benefit by learning about the problem solving requirements of university admissions tests and the support that is available for students preparing for these.


The conference consists of several workshops some of which will give students the opportunity to solve a variety of mathematical problems and will include problem-solving, developing mathematical fluency, university admissions tests and an element of competition. Other workshops include how to get started, how to set out solutions and how to work in a group to solve a problem.

Teachers will join their students for some of the workshops as well as attending a session that provides information about university admissions tests and where support for these can be found.

Other Information

The conference will run on two separate days, 3rd and 4th July, both identical in content – choose the day that suits you best. There are 9 student places available per school and any teachers in attendance will follow a paralell PD programme. 


This event is free for students and teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies. A packed lunch will be provided for all students and teachers

Frequently Asked Questions

Students can book a place directly - for themselves or for a group of students from their school. Teachers can book a place for themselves and/or for a group of students from their school. If any one school exceeds the limit of 9 student places, the contact from the most recent booking will be notified that their place(s) will need to be added to the waiting list.

Key Facts

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Target year:

Year 12

Curriculum focus:

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

Mathematical focus:

Pure, Problem solving, Reasoning

Event format:

Student course

Event length:

6 hours


West Midlands


Mathematics Institute,
Zeeman Building,
West Midlands,


Thu 4th Jul 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 15:00



State-sector subsidy:

West Midlands


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

Fiona Kitchen
[email protected]

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