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What is the mA*ths Online Programme

The mA*ths programme aims to support A levels maths students and provide them with the skills they need to gain an A* in A levels Mathematics.  Students on the programme will be provided with tailored online support along with face to face masterclasses and study days.

What does the programme involve?

During year 1 of the programme (for students in Year 12) participants will have:

  • A one-day introductory masterclass in January 2019. This session will be focussed around the transition from GCSE to A-level. The day will include maths tutoring sessions with Imperial students and academics.
  • Two 7 week online courses programmes during the spring/summer terms 2019. These courses have been carefully designed to fit with the curriculum and activities in a structured series. The content is mixed and includes videos, practice questions covering methods and applications. You will also receive ongoing online support from Imperial students.
  • A closing masterclass in early May 2019 - Focussed on the awkward topics with mathematics A-level. This day will include tutorial sessions with Imperial students and staff and external partners.

During year 2 of the programme (for students in year 13) participants will have:

  • An introductory study day in September 2019
  • A 7 week online course in December or January
  • A 7 week online course in the Spring term
  • A closing masterclass
  • Supported online revision

Who can apply?

Academic criteria

We are looking forward to seeing applications from Y12 students with a passion for mathematics. Students need to meet the following requirements:

  • You are currently in Y12
  • You are studying at least three A-Levels including Maths
  • You have achieved eight GCSEs with a minimum of six GCSEs graded at 7-9 (or A/A* level) which should include science and maths
  • You are capable of achieving an A grade in A-level mathematics, although you may not feel certain of this
  • You are willing to travel to Imperial up to three times a year on the scheduled weekend dates
  • You are planning to apply for university courses with a  large mathematical component

Additional criteria

This programmes aims to support students from backgrounds under-represented in Higher Education. We will use the data you provide to assess your eligibility for the programme.  We will ask questions to see if any of the following criteria apply to you:

  • You are receiving free school meals
  • Your family income is below £46,350/year
  • You have been in care or are a young carer
  • You are studying in a school that has below average attainment or with a high percentage of students receiving free school meals
  • Your parents do not have a university degree
  • You live in an area an area with low participation in Higher Education

How do I apply?

Applications for the programme starting in January 2019 are now open to Year 12 students.  The deadline for applications is Monday 7 January 2019.

Please read our Application FAQs before applying and APPLY NOW through our Apsire system. 

The opening event for the programme for this programme will be held on Saturday 26 January 2019.