High tech calculations on show

Students get an early taste for A-level Maths

Students from the Radclyffe School were introduced to what they can expect from A-level teaching this week, with a visit from Maths tutors at Oldham Sixth Form College.

The workshop was aimed at the school’s most talented mathematicians, many of whom are expecting to study Maths and Further Maths at Oldham Sixth Form College next year.

The students took their first look at programmable graphics calculators used at the college.

Year 11 Student Chloe Cadwallader, who is hoping to study Maths at Oldham Sixth Form next year said, “I found the workshop really interesting and worthwhile. We learned how to use the graphic calculators and got an insight into courses at Oldham and how they differ.”

Georgina Chapman who is also expecting to start her Maths A-level in September added, “It was helpful to speak to the tutors and ask them questions. It really prepared us for what to expect next year.”

Teacher of Maths Angela Reynoldson said, “Getting an introduction to the new ways of working expected in sixth form is a great help. It enables our students to make a seamless transition to sixth form.”

22 April 2013

students use graphic calculators

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