EMC and Curriculum X Awards Ceremony 2024

Posted: 28 June 2024

On Monday 24th June we celebrated Year 13 achievements in their EMC and Curriculum X projects with our annual awards ceremony hosted by the University of Exeter.  It was a fantastic event, attended by Year 13 students, their parents and carers, university and EMS staff and an industry representative. Gihan Marasingha, Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Exeter, presented the awards and spoke enthusiastically about the importance of EMS to the university.

“I am so passionate about my involvement with this wonderful school.  It’s so inspiring to see how teachers and pupils are not confined by the limits of the curriculum” (Gihan Marasingha).

The EMC programme has been designed to bridge the gap between Sixth Form and university study and provides students with the skills necessary to succeed in their next steps.   Students work with academics from the University of Exeter, researching a problem and presenting their projects as a formal poster and a group talk at our Christmas Lectures in Year 12 and then individually at our EMC Conference in Year 13. Students also worked closely with companies such as GCHQ, the MET Office, JPA Consulting, BMT Global, Dyson, ATASS, Stantec, Natural England, NHS and Spirent Communications.  The EMC was praised by Ofsted in our recent inspection for helping young people to develop their mathematical interests by producing project work of exceptional quality.   Further information on the EMC programme can be found at the following link – Exeter Maths School | Exeter Mathematics Certificate (exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk)

Curriculum X, sponsored by XTX Markets, is an extra course for students in Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science with some cross-curricular links.  There is a number of courses to choose from including Ethics in Tech, Limits, Knot Theory, Circular Motion and The Nature of Light.  Students can study up to 10 modules.   Courses are taught by either an EMS teacher or an academic from the University of Exeter or the University of Bath.  Further information on the Curriculum X programme can be found at the following link –  Exeter Maths School | Curriculum X (exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk)


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