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Students Visit Institute of Education London

Some lucky Maths A Level Students had the opportunity to visit the Insitiute of Education, London.

Gabs was amongst 900 Yr 12 and 13 Maths A level students who attended and series of Maths, Computer Science and Engineering Lectures at the Institute of Education in central London on Thursday. ‘It was very interesting meeting other maths students who are also doing really well at school’, said Gabs – who has just achieved an A in a recent Physics exam – I particularly enjoyed the lecture given by the structural engineer who had worked on the Shard. It was very inspiring – I was very interested when she spoke about the construction elements of her job and how the engineers and architects collaborate.’ Some of the sessions gave them valuable revision guidance and information on exam techniques whilst others were speaking about possible maths pathways post 18. ‘It was exciting meeting mathematician author and journalist specialising in science and mathematics Simon Singh’, Gabs continued ‘My teachers have spoken about him, he was trying to explain Fermat’s Theorem to us.’

Gabs is a real Norwood success story, arriving at the end of Year 10 with little spoken English, he has worked incredibly hard and is now undertaking A Levels in both Maths and Physics. He is an example to us all - determined and committed - and has his sights set on applying to a top university next year.  Thank you to Ms Kirby for organising the trip.