A homework club tutor assisting a student.

The Homework Club supports students from year 9 to year 11 at both ends of the ability spectrum to help them reach their potential.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note that our programmes are now running in-person where possible, but some activities may take place on our dedicated online platform. Our first priority remains the safety and well-being of our staff, students and programme participants. Where programmes and events take place at an Imperial campus, participants, staff and students are encouraged to wear face-coverings indoors, especially in enclosed or crowded places, unless exempt.

Our programme coordinators will provide full information about the location and delivery method of our programmes to those enrolled.

Enrolment for our upcoming programmes will continue as usual and further details can be found below.

About Homework Club

From supermarket shopping to space travel, mathematics is a critical skill and many qualities are nurtured through the ordered thinking that maths promotes – reasoning, creativity, abstract or spatial thinking, critical thinking and problem solving.

Anyone can do maths with suitable training and guidance.

The Homework Club helps students from year 9 to year 11 at both ends of the ability spectrum – those who struggle with or who could excel at maths – to help them be the best they can.

What to expect

The weekly tutoring sessions include homework, coursework and revision support for students, as well as extension tasks for more able students.

  • Where: Imperial Invention Rooms, White City
  • When: Every Wednesday during term time, from 16.00 – 17.30

Each session is supported by Imperial student tutors - ensuring that all students receive close personalised support - and includes a hot meal. The curriculum content is overseen by Dr Philip Ramsden from the Department of Mathematics.

Applicant information

Academic requirements

There are no academic requirements to join this programme, we only ask that you commit to attending the sessions available and bring your maths homework with you.

Local students will be given priority, but if places are available, we will consider students who can travel to our Invention Rooms in White City from further afield.

Eligibility criteria

This programme aims to support students from backgrounds under-represented in higher education. We will assess your eligibility for the programme by asking if any of these circumstances apply to you:

  • You are entitled to receive free school meals or pupil premium
  • Your family income is below £50,000/year
  • Your parents/guardians do not have a university degree
  • You have been in care or are a young carer*
  • You are studying in a school in the UK that has below average attainment or with a high percentage of students receiving free school meals**
  • You live in a neighbourhood with low overall progression rates to higher education (we use IMD and POLAR4 data to assess this)

Eligibility will be verified separately by your parent and teacher so please ensure you have their current email address ready before you start the application.

*A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps look after a relative who has a condition, such as a disability long term, illness, mental health condition, or a drug or alcohol problem. Young carers do extra jobs in and around the home, such as cooking, cleaning, or helping someone to get dressed and move around.

**If you are studying in an independent school in the UK on a full bursary, we will consider your application.

How to apply

We have 16 spaces available for local studentys in Y9-Y11 and expect to start sessions at the Makerspace in October.

Our regisitration of interest form for 2021-22 is now closed. 

Contact us

If you have any questions about this programme, pease email us at homework.club@imperial.ac.uk.