MENU

Outreach

The University of Liverpool Maths School is more than its pupils and teachers. As the first specialist maths school in the North, we are committed to nurturing mathematical and scientific potential across the region. We aim to provide students from all backgrounds with the tools, confidence and opportunities to achieve their academic potential.

 

 

We host a range of community and outreach activities available for students across Liverpool, for all ages and abilities.

 

 

The Aspiring Mathematicians Programme for Year 12 and 13 Students of Maths and Further Maths

 Running each Tuesday at 3:30pm – new joiners still welcome

Aimed at Year 13, this course will focus on preparing students for the admissions tests used by both Oxford and Cambridge when assessing degree applicants for pure maths or joint honours including maths. The course begins in the autumn term, focusing initially on the Oxford MAT taken at the beginning of December, before transitioning into STEP preparation for the remainder of the academic year. It will be of interest to anybody taking any kind of admissions test such as the TMUA, and for interested mathematicians wanting to start working on the interesting and challenging problems that we will cover.

We’re providing this course partly because we want to help students whose education has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and partly because we believe many more students in our region could be preparing for elite undergraduate courses in STEM.

Lessons are expected to take place at 3.30pm on weekdays but exact days and dates will be determined later to fit with student needs. Recordings will be available for those who have to miss lessons, but regular attendance is expected.  The course will run throughout the academic year.

There is no charge to take part in this course but priority will be given to students in state funded schools in the Liverpool City Region.

You will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper

The course is open to Year 12 and 13 students in schools in Merseyside and the North West. You will need to provide a contact email address for the school you attend so that we can check who you are and confirm your suitability for a place. We will let your school know that you are taking part and may occasionally update them on your progress or contact them if we have any concerns.

Click here to apply for a place on the Aspiring Mathematicians Programme Course for Year 12 and 13 Students of Maths and Further Maths

 

Problem Solving in Advanced Physics for Year 12 and 13.

Running each Wednesday at 3:30pm – new joiners still welcome

Aimed at Year 12 and 13, this course will be an opportunity for keen physicists to apply the knowledge they are learning during A Level study to more complicated and involved scenarios. In particular, participants will look at questions from the Oxford PAT exams and the Physics Olympiads, and aims to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills applied to advanced physics. Every week, questions will be provided in advance, giving participants time to think how they might approach the questions before discussing them in detail in the sessions.

We’re providing this course partly because we want to help students whose education has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and partly because we believe many more students in our region could be preparing for elite undergraduate courses in STEM.

Lessons take place at 3.30pm on Wednesdays. Recordings will be available for those who have to miss lessons, but regular attendance is expected.  The course will run throughout the academic year.

There is no charge to take part in this course but priority will be given to students in state funded schools in the Liverpool City Region.

You will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper

The course is open to Year 12 and 13 students in schools in Merseyside and the North West. You will need to provide a contact email address for the school you attend so that we can check who you are and confirm your suitability for a place. We will let your school know that you are taking part and may occasionally update them on your progress or contact them if we have any concerns.

Click here to apply for a place on the Problem Solving in Advanced Physics Course for Year 12 and 13

 

Python Programming for Year 10 and 11.

Running each Monday at 3:30pm – new joiners still welcome

The University of Liverpool Maths school will be offering a free to attend online course on Python Programming. Starting with the three basic programming constructs of sequence, selection and iteration, leading on to modularisation through procedures and functions, string manipulation, file handling, lists, dictionaries and more.

 

This course is aimed to support your problem solving and python programming skills, and in turn will provide a deeper understanding for your algorithms and problem-solving exam paper.

Our python programming course will be held online via zoom on Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 starting on Monday 2nd November and running through until Monday 14th December. If you are currently studying GCSE Computer Science in year 10 or 11 and would like to attend our in-depth Python course then please register using the form below.

 

We’re providing this course partly because we want to help students whose education has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and partly because we believe many more students in our region could be preparing for elite undergraduate courses in STEM.

Lessons take place at 3.30pm on Mondays. Recordings will be available for those who have to miss lessons, but regular attendance is expected.  The course will run throughout the academic year.

There is no charge to take part in this course but priority will be given to students in state funded schools in the Liverpool City Region.

You will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper

The course is open to Year 10 and 11 students in schools in Merseyside and the North West. You will need to provide a contact email address for the school you attend so that we can check who you are and confirm your suitability for a place. We will let your school know that you are taking part and may occasionally update them on your progress or contact them if we have any concerns.

Click here to apply for a place on the Python Programming Course for Year 10 and 11

 

GCSE Physics Masterclass for Year 10 and 11.

Running each Tuesday at 4:30pm- new joiners still welcome

This course is aimed at Year 10 and 11 students who want to study physics and maths at A-Level. Students who are aiming to achieve a grade 7 or above can sign up for this course which will begin on Tuesday 10th November. The course will revisit the more complex topics in physics and review the key knowledge that helps to access the higher grades. Through the course we will cover topics on Electricity, Forces, Waves and Energy as these are the key underlying principles in physics. There will also be previews of A-level content and how the work links to Maths and what career paths the topics could lead to. The aim is to inspire students to take their love for physics further through studying it at A-level and beyond.

Lessons take place at 4.30pm on Tuesdays. Recordings will be available for those who have to miss lessons, but regular attendance is expected.  The course will run throughout the academic year.

There is no charge to take part in this course but priority will be given to students in state funded schools in the Liverpool City Region.

You will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper

The course is open to Year 10 and 11 students in schools in Merseyside and the North West. You will need to provide a contact email address for the school you attend so that we can check who you are and confirm your suitability for a place. We will let your school know that you are taking part and may occasionally update them on your progress or contact them if we have any concerns.

Click here to apply for a place on the GCSE Physics Masterclass for Year 10 and 11

 

Online Maths Degree Preparation Course for Year 13 Students 

Running each Tuesday at 3:30pm – new joiners still welcome

This online course is taught by ULMaS Head of Outreach, Niall Thompson and is for Year 13 students applying to study maths or strongly mathematical courses at University. It will be of particular interest to candidates whose anticipated offer will require Cambridge STEP, the Oxford MAT or the TMUA. The course may also be of use to aspiring Oxford Computer Science/ Comp Sci with Philosophy/ Maths with Philosophy students. Running at 3:30pm every Tuesday and Thursday for 45 minutes, it will give Year 13 students an opportunity to work on typical examples from each of the admissions test in detail. Initially, the focus will be on the Oxford MAT due to the earlier deadline, but we anticipate that as time progresses the course will be of greater interest to students preparing for STEP at the end of the school year. 

There is no charge to take part in this course but priority will be given to students in state funded schools and colleges in the Liverpool City Region.

You will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper

The course is open to Year 13 students in in Merseyside and the North West. You will need to provide a contact email address for the school you attend so that we can check who you are and confirm your suitability for a place. We will let your school know that you are taking part and may occasionally update them on your progress or contact them if we have any concerns.

Click here to apply for a place on the Year 13 MAT and STEP preparation course

 

2. Online Advanced Maths Preparation Course for Key Stage 4 Students (4.30pm on Mondays and Thursdays)

Currently running – new joiners still welcome

Aimed at Year 10 and 11 students, this online course is taught online by ULMaS Headteacher Damian Haigh. The aim is to ensure that your skills in essential areas of maths (such as arithmetic, algebra, trigonometry, geometry) are strong enough to enable you to achieve a high grade at GCSE Mathematics and go on to succeed in A-Level Mathematics, Further Mathematics and related courses.  We’ll ensure you’ve covered the hardest parts of the GCSE specification and gone beyond them.

We’re providing this course partly because we want to help students whose education has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, and partly because we believe many more students in our region could be taking Advanced Maths and Physics courses in Years 12 and 13.  We want to help you to reach the admissions requirements for these courses and then go on to achieve success.

Lessons take place at 4.30pm on Mondays and Fridays during school term. Recordings will be available for those who have to miss lessons, but regular attendance is expected.  The course is expected to run through most of the school year.

There is no charge to take part in this course but priority will be given to students in state funded schools in the Liverpool City Region.

You will need:
– a quiet place to work at home or school
– a computer or tablet that can join a Zoom meeting (microphone and camera not necessary) [if this is a problem please apply anyway and we’ll try to find a way to help]
– to be able to join our Google Classroom (you may need to use a personal Google account for this as your school account may not be able to join our classroom)
– the commitment and time to complete work set outside lessons
– pencil and paper

The course is open to Year 10 and 11 students in schools in Merseyside and the North West. You will need to provide a contact email address for the school you attend so that we can check who you are and confirm your suitability for a place. We will let your school know that you are taking part and may occasionally update them on your progress or contact them if we have any concerns.

Click here to apply for a place on the Online Advanced Maths Preparation Course for Key Stage 4 Students

The prototype for this online course was featured in The Times:

V=Value, article in The Times about our work


Evening Classes

From October 2019 to March 2020 the Maths School has held a series of classes on campus encouraging students from Years 9 to 11 to think differently about mathematics.

We have now moved to an online mode of delivery (see above)


 Autumn School Workshops

Held during half term in October 2019 attendees spent the day on campus hearing from Headteacher Damian Haigh, juggling Merseyside mathematician Colin Wright and others.  


Easter School Workshops

Held during the Easter break, these school workshops were aimed at students from across the Liverpool City Region in Years 10 and 11.

In April 2019 six schools hosted the first series of Maths School’s Easter events, one from each borough of Liverpool. Over 150 GCSE students took part in activities including revision sessions, problem-solving and confidence building aimed at supporting students attain the highest grades in their mathematics GCSE.


School Visits

If your school is interested in hosting an ULMaS workshop sharing the joy and benefits of maths, physics or computer science with your pupils, we can support you in delivering bespoke enrichment sessions to students from Year 5 through to Year 11.

Programmes could involve:

If you would like to get involved or find out more about any of our activities, or if you are a local teacher who would like to know more, please do get in touch with our team by emailing outreach@liverpoolmathsschool.org