Preparing your Students for University Admissions Tests

Loughborough

Overview

Admissions tests are being used by an increasing number of universities to identify students suitable for their undergraduate STEM degrees. Some of these examinations form part of the university offer and some can be used to lower A level offers on particular courses.

This professional development course looks at the three main admissions tests for undergraduate Mathematics degrees, the MAT, TMUA and STEP examinations.

The course will also include materials suitable for use in general classes to develop students’ problem solving skills.

Who will benefit from attending?

This course is suitable for any teacher or aspiring teacher of A level Maths who wishes to find out about university maths admissions tests and the support that is available for students preparing for these examinations.

Content

Information about the MAT, TMUA and STEP examinations and university entrance
This session will lead you through the key information about the three main maths university admissions tests.

Developing a problem solving mind-set In this session you will learn about the mindset that students need to develop in order to be successful when taking admissions tests.

Hands on with MAT and TMUA problems
In this session you will get a chance to try a variety of questions from the MAT and TMUA examinations and discuss what students can learn from completing those questions.

Getting students started – initial problems
In this section you will encounter some ideas and resources that will help you start your students off with developing their problem solving skills.

Hands on with STEP problems
In this session you will get a chance to try a variety of questions from the STEP 1, 2 and 3 examinations and discuss what students can learn from completing those questions.

Cost

This is a free event

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6547

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

University admissions tests

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day

Region:

East Midlands

Venue:

Haslegrave,
Loughborough University,
Epinal Way,
Loughborough,
Leics,
LE11 3PX

Date:

Tue 19th Nov 2019

Course times:

09:30 - 15:30

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Nicki Timson
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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