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Maths (& Science) summer schools for gifted 12 year olds ?

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catontherun Fri 29-Mar-19 11:47:46

I've googled like mad but can't find anything suitable for a 12/13 year old with the a great deal of higher learning potential.

Could do with finding something suitable as school are doing what they can but have actually recommended that we look into this as they feel dc would benefit tremendously from it. They've offered a place in a term-time extension program for 14/15 year olds but dc isn't comfortable socially with this as they were bullied by a couple of older kids in primary school for being put on show as a wonderchild able to do better than the older kids and they definitely prefer to keep a low profile now at secondary school to avoid a repeat of that.

We are not based in/around London so I suspect options are limited but a residential option would be do-able.

BTW we are not pushy parents, dc do all the usual stuff with their peers, as we generally favour a benign neglect style of parenting.

Any help greatly appreciated.

GHGN Fri 29-Mar-19 17:18:31

If you can find a place for your DC to stay in London for a week in August, I can point you to a summer school for able mathematicians. If you need more information please PM me.

AdvicesSeeking Mon 15-Apr-19 09:42:15

What about good books? This book contains a variety of interesting maths problems to challenge your kid's imagination :After-School Maths: 100 Challenging Maths Problems

QueenBlueberries Tue 23-Apr-19 17:26:01

I have one G&T DS and one who is just good at school in general and what they really like to do in the summer break is learn about survival skills. Some campsites do it, so you can go as a family. It's much more fun than school, and it's practical skills that have to include some science, and learning lots of practical skills, as well as persistence, teamwork, etc.

greathat Tue 23-Apr-19 17:53:53

Join the parenting high potential group on Facebook and ask on there?

Heratnumber7 Tue 23-Apr-19 17:58:22

Have you had a look at Marlborough College summer school?

FlumePlume Mon 29-Apr-19 09:48:01

I know someone who has taught on these and says they’re excellent:
www.giftcourses.co.uk/

Not specifically maths, but at least not London (it’s a residential week in the summer or at Easter).

catontherun Wed 08-May-19 09:56:29

Thanks for all the extra replies, will look into the suggestions.

spababe Sat 11-May-19 11:48:41

Exeter Maths School run quite a few programmes for secondary school pupils including a Summer Residential. Your local council may also run Summer Residentials for G&T pupils and you pay for food and board.
www.exetermathematicsschool.ac.uk/for-students/secondary-maths

Aurea Fri 17-May-19 15:46:18

Smallpeice trust run engineering summer schools.

https://www.smallpeicetrust.org.uk

catontherun Sat 18-May-19 20:25:14

Thanks again for extra posts

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