University Admissions Tests Teacher Conference (CANCELLED)



UCL has suspended all face-to-face teaching in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, we are sorry to have to cancel this event.

Mathematics university admissions tests present a challenge to both teachers and students as it requires a higher level of mathematical experience than A Level examinations. The conference is for maths teachers who wish to gain clear information about the mathematical expectations of the admissions tests from the source. This is a unique opportunity to meet representatives for STEP, TMUA and MAT. The day consists of short sessions on each of these three mathematics admissions tests followed by a session with the corresponding test representative.


  • To provide clear information about university expectations for mathematical understanding in the mathematics admissions tests
  • To offer teachers the opportunity to liaise with representatives of STEP, TMUA and MAT
  • To offer guidance on how teachers can support their students prepare for the admissions tests


This conference is aimed at teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies. Teachers from independent schools may apply, but places will only be granted if there is availability.


 9.15-9.45: Registration/Refreshments

9.45-10.00: Welcome and introduction

10.00-10.45: TMUA active session (Sinead Vaughan, AMSP/UCL Institute of Education)

10:45-11:30: TMUA session with senior manager for TMUA (Dr David Robson, Cambridge Assessment)

11:30-11.45: coffee break

11:45-12.30: STEP active session (Claire Metcalfe, STEP support programme)

12.30-13:15: STEP session with senior manager for STEP (Dr David Robson, Cambridge Assessment)

13:15-14:00: lunch break

14:00-14.45: MAT active session (Dr Richard Lissaman, MEI)

14.45-15.30: MAT session with admissions coordinator (Dr James Munro, University of Oxford)

15.30-15.45: closing + feedback (and more coffee)


The course is free. A subsidy of £200 is available to support teachers from state-funded schools and colleges in attending this course. If you're a state-funded teacher in a Priority Area, you are eligible for a £250 subsidy.

Subsidies are granted on confirmation by the course leader that a teacher has attended the course, and is subject to the school providing the financial information required for the AMSP to make the payment.

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests

Event format:


Event length:

6 hours


London and South East




Tue 31st Mar 2020

Course times:

09:45 - 15:45

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

Luciano Rila
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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