Maths and Science Mastermind – Extend Option

Maths and Science Mastermind – Extend Option

Please note: This course is one of our Extend Options designed to be combined with other A Level programmes or BTEC Extended Certificate courses to make up a full timetable. If you are planning to study an A Level programme at Exeter College you will need to enrol on a four element programme, and cannot apply for this course on it’s own.

Why do this course?

If you are taking 2 or 3 courses in maths and science-based courses this Extend will challenge you to develop your problem-solving skills to the full. If you want to get the most out of your A levels, studying this course alongside will enable you to delve into the most interesting topics in more depth and be regularly stretched with challenging group and individual problems and new ideas.

What will it involve?

You will work with like-minded students and staff who want to push you to develop your abilities to the full. You will be able to go beyond the A level curriculum, develop your problem-solving skills and take part in competitions with the specific aim of entering the Maths Challenge or a Science Olympiad at the start of the second year of A Level study.

How might it help in the future?

This course is very likely to get you a better grade in your A level subjects and give you a real head start if you progress to university or employment in maths, science, engineering or a related field. By gaining an Olympiad or Maths Challenge award you will stand out from the crowd when applying to a top university and it will give you a strong competitive advantage in any selection processes such as UKCAT, Oxford University’s Aptitude Tests or Maths STEP papers, as well as honing your skills for a university interview. If you enjoy these subjects you will also love the challenge.

Entry requirements

Should be studying one or more of the following subjects at A Level – Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Further Maths, Computer Science or Physics.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Mathematics
  • Qualification Extend 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
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