Young Mathematicians from The Henry Cort Community College figure out how to use Maths at Work
By Schoolnews | Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 20:08
On 2nd May, seven Year 10 students from The Henry
Cort Community College visited The University of Southampton to attend a "Maths
at Work" event with teacher Mr Iwara. This free event was designed to show students
how Maths is used beyond education. It consisted of three talks and activities
from Southampton Maths Graduates now working in industry including British
Airways, Eaton Aerospace and the AA. This
project was a joint collaboration between Maths, Education and the Recruitment,
Outreach and Admissions Team. It was funded by a grant secured by HE Stem.
Students Mollie Bedford, Sam McSevich, Rebecca Holt, Hannah Grey,
Will Moore, Sam Hughes and Nathan Canon from The Henry Cort Community College
were joined by pupils from six other schools from the Southampton area. The
short coach ride there provided them with a mini tour of the route to the
University Campus. On arrival, the
pupils were met by a Maths representative from the University and thoroughly
enjoyed walking through the Campus.
BA explained how they used Maths to manage their flight
budget. AA demonstrated how Maths is used to allocate work shifts to their staff
and Eaton Aerospace gave a presentation on stress engineering and aircraft pump
designs. The pupils were very involved in the activities and asked many good
Principal said, "This initiative enabled
students to enjoy an innovative day at The University of Southampton with a
focus on maths at work. The students were given a unique opportunity to meet industry experts who
apply their mathematics to real world scenarios. We make every effort to offer
our students tailored learning programmes to help them to
achieve their highest grades and be prepared to apply to the top universities."
Outreach Strand Leader at The University of Southampton remarked, "It's great
to see where our Alumni are now working, and have the opportunity to share
their experiences with young people. It's important for to be able to engage
with schools and highlight the benefits of studying maths and going to
The Henry Cort Community College celebrated an excellent set of GCSE results. A
stunning 80 per cent of students earned five or more A*- C grades, with 57 per
cent of students gaining a C grade or higher in English and Maths. Triple Science was another high point.
Cort's Mission Statement says it all: "To
assured, capable and enterprising people able to maximise their potential,
ready to play an active role in society."
- University of Southampton
- The University of
Southampton is celebrating its 60th anniversary during 2012.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, granted the Royal Charter that enabled
the University of Southampton to award its own degrees in the early weeks of
her reign in 1952
In the six decades to follow, Southampton has risen to become one of
the leading universities in the UK with a global reputation for innovation
through academic excellence and world-leading research.
This year, the University's reputation continues to grow with the
recent awarding of a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
in recognition of Southampton's long-standing expertise in performance sports
To find out more visit www.southampton.ac.uk/60
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