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The Mathematics Academy

The Mathematics Academy is aimed at students who enjoy solving mathematical problems. It is aimed at students wanting to study mathematical related degrees such as mathematics, physics, engineering and computing. This academy will help support those students wanting to access the top universities for these subject which have entrance exams. To join the Mathematics Academy, you will need to be studying A level Mathematics.

What activities can I expect to study?

Year 1

Autumn term:

Preparation from the senior UKMT challenge and group challenge. Some interesting mathematics problems using GCSE knowledge.

Spring term:

A look at interesting and famous mathematics problems such as transitive dice and the Josephus problem.

Summer term:

Preparation for the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT); the entrance exam for Oxford University and Imperial College London. Support in writing a UCAS personal statement.

Year 2

Autumn term:

Preparation for the Mathematics Admissions Test (MAT) and the Test of Mathematics for University Admissions (TMUA) and university interview support.

Spring and summer term:

Preparation for the Sixth Term Entrance Papers (STEP). These are often used by many universities within their entrance requirements.

You will develop the following skills:

  • Problems solving
  • Presenting written mathematical arguments
  • Working as a team
  • Resilience

What will this lead to after Blackpool Sixth?

All of the skills and knowledge gained in the Mathematics Academy will help you in a university course. The support will help you to access university admission papers and any interviews. This academy will help develop your toolbox of solving mathematic problems.