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25th April 2019

On Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 April, around 120 students from colleges and school sixth forms from across Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme came together at Newcastle College for a mass maths revision session. A Level maths is a demanding and challenging subject, therefore these constructive sessions have been offered as a way of supporting local students who are after the best grades they can possibly get this year.

The event was organised by maths lecturer Simon Bullock from St Joseph’s College. He gave us some inside information on what exactly the students are learning in these sessions, and said: “The first day is all about pure maths. This involves difficult subjects such as differentiation, integration, trigonometry and graphs. The second day will be statistics and mechanics based. So, we will cover things like hypothesis testing, moments and normal distribution. It’s hard to fit as many subjects as there are into two days of revision, so were focussing on the main areas.”

The schools and colleges involved in the maths revision session were St Joseph’s College, Newcastle College, Stafford College, City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, St John Fisher College, St Margaret Ward Catholic Academy and St Thomas More Catholic Academy. Students from these colleges and school sixth forms have been tirelessly practicing exam style questions in an attempt to familiarise themselves with the format of the paper they will take in a few weeks. The revision which the lecturers and teachers are helping these students with during their Easter break could make all of the difference when it comes down to their actual exam.

To all of the A Level students who take their first maths paper on the Wednesday 15 May … good luck!

If you’re interested in studying A Levels at Newcastle College, why not attend our forthcoming Open Event on Saturday 22 June, between 10am – 12 noon.

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