The Homework Club in White City
Coronavirus (COVID 19)
Due to the changing situation with COVID-19 we have decided to cancel events with schools and school children until 30 May 2020. Since we won’t be carrying out face to face teaching we would not be able to guarantee having sufficient student mentors to supervise our face-to-face programmes. Our first priority is the well-being of our staff, students and visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the programme manager / Imperial visitor if you have any questions or concerns and check the website for updated information.
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 supports students in Y9-Y11 at both ends of the ability spectrum – those who struggle with or who could excel at Maths – to help them reach their potential.
What does The Homework Club in White City involve?
The weekly tutoring sessions include homework or coursework support and revision support for pupils working towards exams and extension tasks for more able pupils.
- 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 participants receive close personalised support, and include a hot meal. The development of curriculum content is overseen by Dr Philip Ramsden from the Department of Mathematics.
Eligibility criteria and applications
There are no academic requirements to join this programme, we simply ask that you commit to attend 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 for the scheduled dates and times of the programme.
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 at hand before you start the application.
* A young carer is someone under 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. They 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 and are in receipt of a full bursary, your application will be considered