Secondary Maths

Maths Student Community – sponsored by the Worshipful Company of Actuaries

Target Audience: Students from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset who stand out for their achievement in and/or enthusiasm for maths.

Format: Three face-to-face and two online enrichment sessions led by EMS spread throughout the year.

Aim: To provide students, who might otherwise be isolated, with a community of like-minded peers to explore challenging and interesting mathematics.

How to get involved: Nominations for year 7 students in the 2023-24 have opened, with the deadline to apply by midday on Friday 24 May 2024. Please contact your child’s teacher in the first instance about nominations.

Overview

Our Maths Student Community (MSC) is a rolling programme; once enrolled, student remain members of the Community until Year 11, if they would like to.

Our aim is to bring together and inspire able mathematics students from across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset, forming a community of learners who will work together, share ideas, attend master-classes and receive mentoring.

Teachers frequently identify students within their settings who stand out from the crowd and who can find themselves working in isolation on mathematics that is beyond that of their peers.  Our aim is to bring these students together, to enable them to work with others who are similarly able, to provide stimuli which will deepen and broaden their appreciation of mathematics and its related fields, and to support and encourage their development as problem-solving mathematicians.

It is our intention to support students throughout their secondary school career, regardless of whether or not they decide to apply for a place in our sixth form.

How it works

Students joining the MSC participate in a series of enrichment days at Exeter Maths School, supplemented by a couple of online sessions!

During the enrichment days students will take part in masterclasses and workshops.  They will be introduced to mathematics beyond the normal curriculum and will have the opportunity to develop their problem solving.

How to join

This programme is teacher nominated only; we cannot accept applications from students directly. Please email events@exeterms.ac.uk to make an enquiry about a late nomination.

If you are already part of the MSC, you will automatically be moved up into the next year group, year on year.

We are now inviting applications from Year 7 students to form a new Maths Student Community cohort. There will be a launch event in Exeter on Tuesday 11 June.

Applications are made via teacher nomination. To apply on behalf of your child, please contact their Maths teacher for more information. If they are not aware of the programme, they can get in touch with us at events@exeterms.ac.uk.

The deadline for applications is noon on Friday 24 May.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 10 October 1030-1430 F2F – Rougemont Mercure Hotel, Exeter
Tuesday 28 November 1700-1800 Online
Tuesday 6 February 1030-1430 F2F – Rougemont Mercure Hotel, Exeter
Tuesday 23 April 1030-1430 F2F – Rougemont Mercure Hotel, Exeter
Tuesday 11 June 1700-1800 Online
Date Time Location
Saturday 23 September 1000-1400 Exeter Maths School
Tuesday 21 November 1700-1800 Online
Saturday 6 January 1000-1400 Exeter Maths School
Saturday 16 March 1000-1400 Exeter Maths School
Tuesday 14 May 1700-1800 Online

Maths GCSE Enhancement Programme

Target Audience: Year 10 and 11 students who are not yet working at their highest level (i.e. working at a 6/7, but capable of achieving an 8/9).

Format: Weekly hour-long online after-school lessons delivered by EMS teachers, starting in the autumn term for Year 11 and the spring term for Year 10.  The Year 11 programme concludes at February half-term, when the Year 10 programme commences. Year 10 students remain on the programme into Year 11.  Recruitment for Year 10 takes place annually in the first half of the Spring term.

Aim: To enable students to achieve better GCSE grades than initially predicted and to therefore have greater opportunities in Further and Higher education.

How to get involved: Nominations for year 10 students in the 2023-24 academic year will open in the spring term 2024. If you are already enrolled on our Y10 GCSE Enhancement programme, you will automatically be moved up into the next year group in September.

Capacity: 200(ish).

Overview

During a series of online workshops and group sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper and more connected understanding of GCSE content. Supported by EMS staff, students will be provided with the stimuli to broaden their application of Maths and its related fields.

Our intention is to support their development as problem-solving mathematicians in order to increase their proficiency at tackling new style GCSE assessments, whilst encouraging the progression of further study of Maths beyond GCSE.

How it works

Students join the programme in Year 10 and will participate in weekly online after-school workshops, starting soon after the spring half term. Students remain on the programme in Year 11, attending weekly lessons during the autumn and early spring terms of their GCSE year.

Programme schedule for Year 11 Students re-joining the programme in September 2023:

Session  Date  Time 
1  Tuesday 19 September  1630-1730 
2  Tuesday 26 September  1630-1730 
3  Tuesday 3 October   1630-1730 
4  Tuesday 10 October  1630-1730 
HALF TERM 
5  Tuesday 31 October  1630-1730 
6  Tuesday 7 November  1630-1730 
7  Tuesday 14 November  1630-1730 
8  Tuesday 21 November  1630-1730 
9  Tuesday 28 November  1630-1730 
10  Tuesday 5 December  1630-1730 
CHRISTMAS 
11  Tuesday 9 January  1630-1730 
12  Tuesday 16 January  1630-1730 
13  Tuesday 23 January  1630-1730 
14  Tuesday 30 January  1630-1730 
15  Tuesday 6 February  1630-1730 

Programme schedule for Year 10 students joining the programme in February 2024:

Session Date Time
1 Tuesday 27 February 1630-1730
2 Tuesday 5 March 1630-1730
3 Tuesday 12 March 1630-1730
4 Tuesday 19 March 1630-1730
5 Tuesday 26 March 1630-1730
EASTER BREAK
6 Tuesday 16 April 1630-1730
7 Tuesday 23 April 1630-1730
8 Tuesday 30 April 1630-1730
9 Tuesday 7 May 1630-1730
10 Tuesday 14 May 1630-1730

Maths Circles with Axiom Maths (Previously MESME)

Target Audience: Students from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset who love Maths and have the potential to study the subject at postgraduate level. The programme has a particular focus on ensuring that students from all backgrounds can participate

Format: Weekly online sessions in which groups of no more than 6 students collaborate with a mentor

Aim: To support able Maths students to develop their mathematical thinking and reasoning skills as well as problem-solving. The objective of the programme is to encourage more students into Maths at university and beyond

How to get involved: If you missed the nomination deadline for Y7 students, please get in touch via: events@exeterms.ac.uk

What are Axiom Maths Circles?

These are small groups of students who meet weekly to tackle a curriculum of challenging maths problems. It’s an approach that’s worked successfully in other countries, and which Axiom is bringing to the UK. The beauty of maths circles is that they’re about the relationships as much as the maths.

In Maths Circles, students:

  • Work through a structured curriculum of challenging problems. They’re exposed to mathematics from beyond the National Curriculum, that is takes them deep into stretching and satisfying topics they wouldn’t normally encounter at school
  • Get stuck, and then unstuck. They get used to encountering problems that they don’t get right first time—and so the satisfaction of solving them is even greater
  • Find themselves in a sense of flow. In maths circles there’s no pressure, no test. You get lost in the maths
  • Join a community that values maths. In a culture that doesn’t always prize maths in the way it should, Axiom pupils join a social group that values and respects their talent

 

For further information, please visit Axiom Maths, or email: events@exeterms.ac.uk

Session Date Student Time Location
1 Tuesday 12 September 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Maths School
2 Wednesday 20 September 1630-1730 Online
3 Wednesday 27 September 1630-1730 Online
4 Wednesday 4 October 1630-1730 Online
5 Wednesday 11 October 1630-1730 Online
6 Wednesday 18 October 1630-1730 Online
OCTOBER HALF-TERM
7 Wednesday 1 November 1630-1730 Online
8 Wednesday 8 November 1630-1730 Online
9 Wednesday 15 November 1630-1730 Online
10 Wednesday 22 November 1630-1730 Online
11 Wednesday 29 November 1630-1730 Online
12 Wednesday 6 December 1630-1730 Online
CHRISTMAS BREAK
13 Wednesday 3 January 1630-1730 Online
14 Wednesday 10 January 1630-1730 Online
15 Tuesday 16 January 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Maths School
16 Wednesday 24 January 1630-1730 Online
17 Wednesday 31 January 1630-1730 Online
18 Wednesday 7 February 1630-1730 Online
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
19 Wednesday 21 February 1630-1730 Online
20 Wednesday 28 February 1630-1730 Online
21 Wednesday 6 March 1630-1730 Online
22 Wednesday 13 March 1630-1730 Online
23 Wednesday 20 March 1630-1730 Online
24 Wednesday 27 March 1630-1730 Online
EASTER BREAK
25 Wednesday 17 April 1630-1730 Online
26 Wednesday 24 April 1630-1730 Online
27 Wednesday 1 May 1630-1730 Online
EXAM SEASON BREAK
28 Tuesday 25 June 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Library
29 Wednesday 3 July 1630-1730 Online
30 Wednesday 10 July 1630-1730 Online
Session Date Student Time Location
1 Wednesday 13 September 1630-1730 Online
2 Tuesday 19 September 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Maths School
3 Wednesday 27 September 1630-1730 Online
4 Wednesday 4 October 1630-1730 Online
5 Wednesday 11 October 1630-1730 Online
6 Wednesday 18 October 1630-1730 Online
OCTOBER HALF-TERM
7 Wednesday 1 November 1630-1730 Online
8 Wednesday 8 November 1630-1730 Online
9 Wednesday 15 November 1630-1730 Online
10 Wednesday 22 November 1630-1730 Online
11 Wednesday 29 November 1630-1730 Online
12 Wednesday 6 December 1630-1730 Online
CHRISTMAS BREAK
13 Wednesday 3 January 1630-1730 Online
14 Wednesday 10 January 1630-1730 Online
15 Wednesday 17 January 1630-1730 Online
16 Tuesday 23 January 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Maths School
17 Wednesday 31 January 1630-1730 Online
18 Wednesday 7 February 1630-1730 Online
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
19 Wednesday 21 February 1630-1730 Online
20 Wednesday 28 February 1630-1730 Online
21 Wednesday 6 March 1630-1730 Online
22 Wednesday 13 March 1630-1730 Online
23 Wednesday 20 March 1630-1730 Online
24 Wednesday 27 March 1630-1730 Online
EASTER BREAK
25 Wednesday 17 April 1630-1730 Online
26 Wednesday 24 April 1630-1730 Online
27 Wednesday 1 May 1630-1730 Online
EXAM SEASON BREAK
28 Wednesday 26 June 1630-1730 Online
29 Tuesday 2 July 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Library
30 Wednesday 10 July 1630-1730 Online
Session Date Student Time Location
1 Thursday 14 September 1630-1730 Online
2 Thursday 21 September 1630-1730 Online
3 Tuesday 26 September 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter
4 Thursday 5 October 1630-1730 Online
5 Thursday 12 October 1630-1730 Online
6 Thursday 19 October 1630-1730 Online
OCTOBER HALF-TERM
7 Thursday 2 November 1630-1730 Online
8 Thursday 9 November 1630-1730 Online
9 Thursday 16 November 1630-1730 Online
10 Thursday 23 November 1630-1730 Online
11 Thursday 30 November 1630-1730 Online
12 Thursday 7 December 1630-1730 Online
CHRISTMAS BREAK
13 Thursday 4 January 1630-1730 Online
14 Thursday 11 January 1630-1730 Online
15 Thursday 18 January 1630-1730 Online
16 Thursday 25 January 1630-1730 Online
17 Tuesday 30 January 1030-1430 F2F – Exeter Phoenix
18 Thursday 8 February 1630-1730 Online
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
19 Thursday 22 February 1630-1730 Online
20 Thursday 29 February 1630-1730 Online
21 Thursday 7 March 1630-1730 Online
22 Thursday 14 March 1630-1730 Online
23 Thursday 21 March 1630-1730 Online
24 Thursday 28 March 1630-1730 Online
EASTER BREAK
25 Thursday 18 April 1630-1730 Online
26 Thursday 25 April 1630-1730 Online
27 Thursday 2 May 1630-1730 Online
EXAM SEASON BREAK
28 Thursday 27 June 1630-1730 Online
29 Thursday 4 July 1630-1730 Online
30 Tuesday 9 July 1030-1430 F2F – Rougemont Mercure Hotel
Session Date Student Time Location
1 Wednesday 13 September 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
2 Wednesday 20 September 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
3 Wednesday 27 September 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
4 Wednesday 4 October 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
5 Wednesday 11 October 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
6 Wednesday 18 October 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
OCTOBER HALF-TERM
7 Wednesday 1 November 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
8 Wednesday 8 November 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
9 Wednesday 15 November 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
10 Wednesday 22 November 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
11 Wednesday 29 November 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
12 Wednesday 6 December 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
CHRISTMAS BREAK
13 Wednesday 3 January 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
14 Wednesday 10 January 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
15 Wednesday 17 January 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
16 Wednesday 24 January 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
17 Wednesday 31 January 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
18 Wednesday 7 February 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
19 Wednesday 21 February 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
20 Wednesday 28 February 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
21 Wednesday 6 March 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
22 Wednesday 13 March 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
23 Wednesday 20 March 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
24 Wednesday 27 March 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
EASTER BREAK
25 Wednesday 17 April 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
26 Wednesday 24 April 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
27 Wednesday 1 May 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
28 Wednesday 8 May 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
29 Wednesday 15 May 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
30 Wednesday 22 May 1630-1730 Fermat-Wiles, Exeter Maths School
Session Date Student Time Location
1 Tuesday 9 January 1030-1430 FACE-TO-FACE – Exeter Phoenix
2 Wednesday 17 January 1630-1730 Online
3 Wednesday 24 January 1630-1730 Online
4 Wednesday 31 January 1630-1730 Online
5 Wednesday 7 February 1630-1730 Online
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
6 Wednesday 21 February 1630-1730 Online
7 Wednesday 28 February 1630-1730 Online
8 Wednesday 6 March 1630-1730 Online
9 Wednesday 13 March 1630-1730 Online
10 Wednesday 20 March 1630-1730 Online
11 Wednesday 27 March 1630-1730 Online
EASTER BREAK
12 Wednesday 17 April 1630-1730 Online
13 Wednesday 24 April 1630-1730 Online
14 Wednesday 1 May 1630-1730 Online
EXAM SEASON BREAK
15 Wednesday 5 June 1630-1730 Online
16 Wednesday 12 June 1630-1730 Online
17 Tuesday 18 June 1030-1430 FACE-TO-FACE – Exeter Phoenix
18 Wednesday 26 June 1630-1730 Online
19 Wednesday 3 July 1630-1730 Online
20 Wednesday 10 July 1030-1430 Online
Session Date Student Time Location
1 Thursday 11 January 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
2 Thursday 18 January 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
3 Thursday 25 January 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
4 Thursday 01 February 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
5 Thursday 08 February 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
FEBRUARY HALF-TERM
6 Thursday 22 February 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
7 Thursday 29 February 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
8 Thursday 07 March 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
9 Thursday 14 March 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
10 Thursday 21 March 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
Thursday 28 March 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School – cancelled
EASTER BREAK
11 Thursday 18 April 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
12 Thursday 25 April 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
13 Thursday 02 May 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
14 Thursday 09 May 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
15 Thursday 16 May 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
16 Thursday 23 May 1030-1430 Exeter Maths School
MAY HALF-TERM
17 Thursday 06 June 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
18 Thursday 13 June 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
19 Thursday 20 June 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School
20 Thursday 04 July 1630-1730 Exeter Maths School

Maths Summer Residential

Target Audience: Year 10 students from Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset that are able and interested in maths.

Format: 3-day residential held at EMS that includes workshops, social activities and university experience.

Aim: To provide students with inspiration and challenge in a supportive setting, giving insight into applications of maths at university and beyond.

Information to Students: Applications for our 2024 Maths Summer Residential and details of how to nominate students will be sent to Maths Teachers across the South West in the Spring Term.

Capacity: 78

Year 9 Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses

Target Audience: Year 9 students who are able and interested in maths. Catchment area is approximately east of Torbay, excluding North Devon (similar masterclasses are run in Cornwall, Plymouth and North Devon).

Format: 7 Saturday mornings, approximately fortnightly, over the spring and summer terms.

Aim: To encourage, inspire and engage students in the art and practice of mathematics.

How to get involved: Details of the 2024 programme will be posted here at the start of the next academic year.

Capacity: 40

Overview

Ri Masterclasses are a series of workshops which are led by enthusiastic speakers from industry, academia and education. They offer students in-depth investigations of topic areas outside of the school curriculum, combining theory with interactive exploration.

We aim to challenge students who are curious about maths and we are keen to reach students for whom other opportunities may not be readily available. Participants need enthusiasm as well as mathematical ability, along with a determination to explore!

Participation is free for all state-school students. Please note that students are expected to attend the entire series of masterclasses. 

How to join

This programme is teacher nominated only; we cannot accept applications from students directly. Please email events@exeterms.ac.uk to make an enquiry about this programme.

Session Date Time Location
1 Saturday 13 January 0930-1200 Exeter Maths School
2 Saturday 20 January 0930-1200 Exeter Maths School
3 Saturday 3 February 0930-1200 Exeter Maths School
4 Saturday 24 February 0930-1200 Exeter Maths School
5 Saturday 9 March 0930-1200 Exeter Maths School
6 Saturday 23 March 0930-1200 Exeter Maths School
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