University to open specialist maths school

University to open specialist maths school

The FINANCIAL -- The University has received approval from the Department of Education to establish a specialist maths school which will provide world-leading maths education for young people from all backgrounds who have a passion for mathematics.

The University of Liverpool Mathematics School will provide an exciting environment and intellectually challenging curriculum for students to develop the knowledge and skills to prepare them effectively for university study and successful careers.

According to the University of Liverpool, due to open in 2020, at a location close to the University campus within the Knowledge Quarter, the school will welcome up to 80 pupils per year when fully operational to study Maths, Further Maths and Physics A Levels with other subjects like Computer Science and Music under consideration.

It will benefit from the close association with the University, and pupils will have the opportunity to boost their skills and learn from staff and students in the University’s Department of Mathematical Sciences.

The school will work in partnership with local schools to raise aspirations and attainment levels in mathematics across the region. It will provide professional development programmes for maths teachers throughout the region working alongside other schools, colleges and organisations.

It will also seek to address the gender imbalance that exists in the study of further mathematics and will work with employers in the region to establish partnerships, giving pupils the chance to gain business experience and the opportunity to see how their skills will support their career choices moving forward.

The University of Liverpool Mathematics School is set to become the first of its kind in the north of England and will follow in the footsteps of successful schools opened by King’s College London and the University of Exeter.