King's College London Mathematics School

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King's College London Mathematics School
King's College London Mathematics School.jpg
Address
80 Kennington Road


,
SE11 6NJ

Information
TypeFree school sixth form
Established1 September 2014 (2014-09-01)
Local authorityLambeth
SpecialistMathematics
Department for Education URN140564 Tables
OfstedReports
Head TeacherMr Dan Abramson
GenderMixed
Age16 to 19
Websitehttps://www.kingsmathsschool.com/

King's College London Mathematics School, also known as King's Maths School or KCLMS, is a maths school located in the Lambeth area of London, England.[1] King's College London Mathematics School is run in partnership with King's College London to provide high quality mathematics education in London. The school was inspired by the Kolmogorov Physics and Mathematics School in Moscow, established in 1965 by mathematician Andrey Kolmogorov. The school aims to widen participation in the mathematical sciences by supporting young people from backgrounds currently under-represented in these fields.[2]

The school opened in 2014 and specialises in mathematics. It has an approximate 14% acceptance rate. In 2018, the school received nearly 500 applications for 70 places. All prospective students are invited to take a written mathematics aptitude test. Those with a high score on the test are invited to an interview that consists of a mathematics interview and a personal interview.[3]

Prospective students are required to obtain GCSE qualifications at grade 8 or 9 (or previous grade A*) in Mathematics and either grade 7 or above (or previous grade A or A*) in Physics or grade 7-7 or above in Combined Science. In addition, prospective students are required to obtain a grade 5 or above (or previous grade C) in a total of at least seven GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including in English Language.[4]

The course structure of King's College London Mathematics School requires all students to study A-levels in mathematics, further mathematics and physics. In their first year, students also choose between an AS-level in either computer science or economics, and complete a substantive, collaborative research project with briefs set by academics and industry professionals. In their second year, students can engage with a unique programme of extension courses ("Curriculum X") and also have the option to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ).[5]

In 2019, 60% of all A-level entries were graded A* and 91% of all A-level entries were A*/A. Furthermore, over 25% of leavers received Oxbridge places.[6] These results placed King's College London Mathematics School as the top performing school in the country for A Level attainment.[7]

The Sunday Times 2018 School Guide, selected King's College London Mathematics School as the State Sixth Form College of the Year.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King's Maths School". King's College London Mathematics School.
  2. ^ "King's Maths School - Admissions". King's College London Mathematics School.
  3. ^ "King's Maths School - Admissions Interviews". King's College London Mathematics School.
  4. ^ "King's Maths School - Entry Requirements". King's College London Mathematics School.
  5. ^ "King's Maths School - Curriculum". King's College London Mathematics School.
  6. ^ "King's Maths School - A Level Results 2019". King's College London Mathematics School.
  7. ^ "Department for Education 16-18 performance tables". Department for Education.
  8. ^ Leonard, Sue (26 November 2017). "State Sixth Form College of the Year: King's College London Mathematics School". The Sunday Times. ISSN 0956-1382. Retrieved 26 February 2018.

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