Four of our gifted and talented mathematicians from Year 9: Nathan Garbett, Leah Ballard, Matthew Kimber and Luca Neri were selected to attend a series of six mathematics masterclasses run by the Royal Institution at the University of Worcester. The sessions were run on Saturday mornings throughout October and November where pupils demonstrated their dedication to enhancing their mathematical studies by rising early and spending the mornings at the University taking part in exciting and intellectually stimulating seminars and activities.
The sessions were delivered by mathematicians and lecturers from universities including the University of Oxford and also by some trainee maths PGCE students. Each session stretched and challenged students beyond the GCSE curriculum with content such as advanced number theory, decision mathematics, cryptography and the use of maths in a business context.
Nathan, Leah, Matthew and Luca have thoroughly enjoyed the challenge and extension the masterclasses have provided; they have fed their thirst for mathematics and look forward to other opportunities like this in the future!