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King's College Maths School, London - Apply now

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Astronotus Thu 30-Nov-17 11:47:48

Visited this state sixth form only school, sponsored by King's College Uni and was really impressed. I would encourage anyone's DC who is interested in studying Maths, Fur Maths, Physics, to A level and Economics/Comp Sci to end of yr 12 + EPQ to apply. The deadline for applications is tomorrow, 1 December 2017.

Upside: Great youngish teachers all really keen to progress bright maths students. Modern facilities 10mins from Waterloo St. Students' travel costs can be funded if needed. Last leavers - 100% students to Russell Group/Sutton Trust 30 and 23% went to Oxbridge. One went to new Dyson coll. A great chance for any child from any type of school to access expert teaching as long as they love and are very good at maths.

Downside: Tories' idea, under Gove, to set up these uni sponsored specialist schools, other one at Exeter, so presumably extra funding was pushed their way rather than to general education.

No, I'm not connected with KCMS - just thought it an interesting place.

Sculler Thu 30-Nov-17 17:14:59

my sonnet there and ut was transformative. It was just last week selected by the Sunday Times as Best Sixth Form College in the country. if your kid is a talented mathematician, send him/her there. you and s/he won't be disappointed.

SimultaneousEquation Thu 30-Nov-17 19:57:40

I think it’s a bit off to criticise it because the Tories set it up. That way partisan madness lies. All the parties have some good ideas, and this happened to be an excellent Tory one.

Astronotus Thu 30-Nov-17 21:41:03

SimEqn - I was just pointing out how it had been funded before the MN liberals jumped on me!

SimultaneousEquation Thu 30-Nov-17 21:53:41

smile fair enough. I think it’s a great idea and I wish we could have a few more of them dotted around, and in the north too. I love the fact that the school is looking for children who don’t have awesome alternative options: they’re not creaming off the kids from the selectives or independents, but really focusing on making a difference.

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