These small group sessions (of up to three students) are aimed at A-level Further Maths students and focus on the more demanding pure and applied content of the specification. The sessions have been designed to look specifically at how the various topics might appear in an exam context. The sessions will help to prepare students for the final summer exam series.
A-level Further Maths exams rarely assess individual topic areas in isolation. Instead they often examine how different pure topics blend together or how the pure content is used in an applied context. These are the questions on exam papers that are there to challenge the depth of learners' knowledge and understanding. Rich discussion and alternative solution strategies will be explored in your sessions under the careful guidance of your tutor.
At Maths6 students will be placed into groups of up to three students. These three students might not necessarily be formed with students from the same school, the same college or the same location. Studying in a virtual classroom of up to three allows us to pay a personal interest in the development of each student whilst at the same time allowing all our students to learn from each other. Modern technology combined with evidence-based teaching methods means that we can maintain all the advantages of 1-to-1 tuition in addition to the benefits of group dialogue, exploration and learning.
Our live and engaging tutorial sessions are delivered online. To access these you will need internet access and a reliable Wi-Fi signal. Ideally you will have a laptop, however the sessions will work on an iPad or tablet. Microsoft Teams can be accessed online, however downloading the MS Teams app to your device will give improved performance and reliability. Lots of you will already be using MS Teams at college. Some of you may feel a little anxiety about having your camera switched on during a tutorial session. Please don't let this be an obstacle for you. From a teacher's perspective it is better to be able to see the group together but it isn't essential. If you would prefer to have your camera switched off during the tutorial sessions then that is absolutely fine.
Your tutor will be online 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to start. We recommend that you are also online and ready to go 10 minutes before the session is scheduled to start. The sessions are very interactive so we also recommend that you have an A4 pad of paper, a pen, a pencil and a scientific calculator at the ready. The final thing you will need is the energy, enthusiasm and passion to engage fully with these sessions. Your tutor will encourage you to ask as many questions as you like, and to engage as much as possible with the other students in your group.
An additional benefit of our tutorial sessions is that you will get a weekly support task that is linked to what you have been doing in your session. This means that you are not just getting a 1 hour tutorial session with Maths6, you are given an additional 1 hour as you complete the supported weekly task. This will really help consolidate your new knowledge. You can complete this study task at any point during the week. We won't spend part of the tutorial session marking these tasks; instead students will be sent complete solutions created by one of the Maths6 team. Students will be able to track their progress by using this as a mark-scheme to self-assess their work/progress. Opportunities will be made available for students to share thoughts and questions about this task with the other students in their group. This experience will equip them well for university seminar style learning.Back