Upper IV explore the world of the Royal Institution

Posted: 3rd November 2016

Mathematics Masterclasses

Mrs Bennet, Head of Mathematics, writes about one of the opportunities available for the young mathematicians in Upper IV.

‘Each year, we are lucky enough to be invited by the Royal Institution to nominate pupils in Upper IV to participate in a series of Saturday morning masterclasses in Mathematics. This year we have been particularly fortunate to have gained the maximum five places available for each school.

The masterclasses give young pupils a chance to engage with the wider mathematical landscape, working with enthusiastic expert presenters to explore the applications of Mathematics.


Speakers at the masterclasses are chosen for their ability to share their insight and enthusiasm as well as their subject knowledge. Each speaker develops a class based on their own area of interest within Maths.

So, on 12th November, our five pupils, Rin Aota, Naomi Jeffries, Katie Fung, Lizzie Higham and Eleanor Kaffo will attend their first session at the Royal Institution and we look forward to hearing from them about their experiences’.


The Royal Institution’s website states that the masterclasses ‘aim to open the eyes of young people to the excitement, beauty and value of mathematics, engineering and computer science and in turn, inspire the next generation’; this is a wonderful opportunity for our pupils to explore and enjoy Maths further.

Categories: Senior Whole School