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Is going to a Maths School better than going to a normal college?

I plan on doing Further Maths, Maths and Physics.
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Is going to a Maths School better than going to a normal college?

I plan on doing Further Maths, Maths and Physics.
No - do you mean one with specialist status? If so that funding ended about 10 years ago ...
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Schools like Exter Maths School, Kings College Maths School, University of Liverpool Maths School
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Schools like Exter Maths School, Kings College Maths School, University of Liverpool Maths School
No, a good school with a strong Maths department is what you need.
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I am in year 13 at a maths school atm, and moving here is one of the best decisions I have made. I've just been speaking to my friend, and he said that maths school had been the best two years of his life, and I'm pretty sure if I asked anyone at school they would say the same thing. I would say, only apply if you really like maths, because you will be in an environment full of people who love it and are super good at it (like I'm sure you are). The dynamics are similar to any other school environment; people are sociable, and meet up outside of school go to parties etc., so don't be worried about missing out on sixth-form/college life because you will find a load of people very similar to you and it is very easy to make friends. There is also a big emphasis on everything not-maths too, like wellbeing and culture (for example, recently we went on a (free) school trip to see an England football game at Wembley!) If you have any specific questions just lmk!!
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Schools like Exter Maths School, Kings College Maths School, University of Liverpool Maths School
Hey. I’m a year 10 student. Just wondering if you ended up applying to any maths schools and what the application process was like. I’m planning on applying for KCLMS and ICLMS(hopefully!). Thanks
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Hi, I am also a year 10 student. Have you applied for the KCLMS summer school, and also what is ICLMS?
(Original post by Mathsgirl888)
Hey. I’m a year 10 student. Just wondering if you ended up applying to any maths schools and what the application process was like. I’m planning on applying for KCLMS and ICLMS(hopefully!). Thanks
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No - do you mean one with specialist status? If so that funding ended about 10 years ago ...
Existing maths schools get £350,000 a year additional funding from the government. I think there are only five or six in the country and the two that I know about are excellent.
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Existing maths schools get £350,000 a year additional funding from the government. I think there are only five or six in the country and the two that I know about are excellent.
Their results are no better than ours ... the OP was not clear which school they were referring to. A lot of schools advertise themselved as 'specialists' when they aren't any more.
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Their results are no better than ours ... the OP was not clear which school they were referring to. A lot of schools advertise themselved as 'specialists' when they aren't any more.
The OP said "maths school" so it was clear to me what they meant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maths_school

I'm guessing you teach at one of the best performing schools in the country then because maths school's results are some of the best in the country. Kings College Maths School for example was number 1 for A Level results in 2019.
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Given their entry requirements and additional funding they should get amazing results - we accept grade 7 at GCSE ...

We do pretty well without all those 'advantages'
(Original post by Notnek)
The OP said "maths school" so it was clear to me what they meant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maths_school

I'm guessing you teach at one of the best performing schools in the country then because maths school's results are some of the best in the country. Kings College Maths School for example was number 1 for A Level results in 2019.
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Hi, I am also a year 10 student. Have you applied for the KCLMS summer school, and also what is ICLMS?
no I didn't apply because I didn't want to miss a week of school lol. ICLMS is another maths school opening in London, its run by Imperial college london and woodhouse college.
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Their results are no better than ours ... the OP was not clear which school they were referring to. A lot of schools advertise themselved as 'specialists' when they aren't any more.
ooh school rivalry here!
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Given their entry requirements and additional funding they should get amazing results - we accept grade 7 at GCSE ...

We do pretty well without all those 'advantages'
Yes I know. But your first two posts were so negative about maths schools and telling students not to go. This makes no sense to me.
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Yes I know. But your first two posts were so negative about maths schools and telling students not to go. This makes no sense to me.
completely agree with you Notnek. I think maybe they misunderstood at first. That's why?
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(Original post by Notnek)
The OP said "maths school" so it was clear to me what they meant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maths_school

I'm guessing you teach at one of the best performing schools in the country then because maths school's results are some of the best in the country. Kings College Maths School for example was number 1 for A Level results in 2019.
Out of interest Notnek do you go to a maths school?
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Yes I know. But your first two posts were so negative about maths schools and telling students not to go. This makes no sense to me.
They aren't better though and do not suit everyone. They don't give an advantage as your results are judged against the school you go to..
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They aren't better though and do not suit everyone. They don't give an advantage as your results are judged against the school you go to..
I agree with what Muttley79 is saying but where I live I don't really have any secondary schools that produce results like this. But yes, i suppose its not the best for everyone.
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The OP said "maths school" so it was clear to me what they meant.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maths_school

I'm guessing you teach at one of the best performing schools in the country then because maths school's results are some of the best in the country. Kings College Maths School for example was number 1 for A Level results in 2019.
No - there are schools I know that refer to themselves as 'Maths schools' but they aren't these - they are just the old specialist schools.
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They aren't better though and do not suit everyone. They don't give an advantage as your results are judged against the school you go to..
They don’t suit everyone but they do suit some.

Sorry to keep posting about this but I really didn’t like your initial posts in this thread. A student who would be a perfect fit for a maths school would be put off by your posts.

If you were referring to different schools and not “maths schools” then okay.
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