It’s prime time: Maths masterclasses offer a chance to shine

Published: January 15, 2021

Telford College is running a new series of maths masterclasses to give secondary school students a taste of what lies in store on the A level curriculum.

“If you’ve got your sights set on A level maths, these are the perfect opportunity to come and show us that you’ve got what it takes,” said the college’s head of 7th Form, Holly Davies.

Maths Masterclass | Telford College

Maths Masterclass | Telford College

“We’re passionate about raising aspirations for young people in Telford, and last year we set up a series of masterclasses with year 11 students from local schools, which were really well received.

“Now, our maths masterclasses are back, giving GCSE students the chance to experience working with A level teachers, and approach maths in a different way.

“It’s an opportunity for year 11 students to challenge themselves, and see if they can tackle this sort of higher level maths content.”

The masterclasses are open to all year 11 students in Telford and will this time be delivered remotely. To register interest, and for more information, click here.

Holly said: “Our results for maths have been fantastic over a number of years. We’ve got students applying to Cambridge this year, and a 45% A or A* success rate.

Prepare for A level Maths | Telford College

Prepare for A level Maths | Telford College

“We don’t just want our students to achieve – we want them to achieve better than they thought they ever could.”

Nandor Hollisi is an example of Telford College’s current maths cohort. He is studying maths, further maths, chemistry and physics A levels, and wants to become a motorsport engineer, working in Formula One.

He said: “The atmosphere is great; the teachers are always helpful, and really do push you.”