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Levelling up - Maths

Are you passionate about Maths and considering studying Maths at University?

Do you want to receive 12 months’ of expert Maths tutoring from our team of Student Maths Tutors, as well as support with your application and access to a lower offer to study Maths at Leicester?

If you answered yes to these questions, Levelling Up - Maths is the perfect programme for you!

Throughout this 12-month programme you will:

  • Participate in a dedicated Maths tutoring programme called ‘Levelling Up’, delivered by our team of Student Maths Tutors
  • Engage in both online and in-person tutoring sessions, covering areas of Maths including Algebra, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors, Proofs and much more
  • Complement your A-level Maths/Further Maths studies and experience Maths from a new perspective
  • Receive a free graphics tablet for use on the programme
  • Receive support with your university application, including details of Maths admissions tests used in the UK
  • Be eligible for a reduced offer from the University of Leicester for Maths upon successful completion of the programme
  • Learn more about our degrees in Maths, Engineering, Physics and other science related subjects

Key information

  • Sessions will be held regularly during school term time, through a combination of in-person sessions held on the University of Leicester campus, and held online via MS Teams/Zoom
  • Sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings, from approximately 5.00 – 6.30pm. If you are usually not available at this time, you will not be able to participate in this programme
  • This programme is aimed at students that really enjoy Maths, are passionate about the subject, and are potentially looking to study it at university. The standard of Maths covered in the programme sits somewhere between A-level and first-year degree standard, therefore should be ideal for students looking to study degree level Maths in the future
 

 

Essential Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for this programme, you must:

  • Be a Year 12 or equivalent (lower sixth) student at the point of application and must be studying Maths at A-level. Please note that you do NOT need to be studying Further Maths to apply for this programme
  • Currently attend a non-selective state school/college/sixth-form (i.e. you do not pay for your education)
  • Live within an hour’s drive of the University of Leicester (LE1 7RH)
  • Have attended a non-selective state school for your secondary education (11-16)
  • Be living permanently in England and be under the age of 18
  • Have achieved a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English Language

If you meet all of these essential criteria, please look at the priority criteria below.

Priority Criteria

You must satisfy a minimum of one of the criteria below to be considered for Levelling Up - Maths. Places on the programme will be offered to students that satisfy the most of these criteria, so please complete this section of the application form carefully, and select all criteria that apply to you:

  • You are currently living in or have experienced local authority care for a period of at least three months in the last ten years
  • You are a Young Adult Carer
  • You have a disability/long term health condition and are in receipt of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • You are living independently of your parents (for at least the last 6 months) due to situations of family breakdown or 'estrangement'
  • You are in receipt of, or entitled to Pupil Premium and/or discretionary payments/16-19 bursary at school or college
  • You received free school meals during secondary school
  • You would define yourself as being one of the priority engagement groups which include students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities,  refugees and children of military families
  • You live in a ’low participation’ neighbourhood or an area of high financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by your home postcode
  • You come from a home where neither parent/carer attended university in the UK or abroad
  • You have attended a secondary school where the Key Stage 4 (GCSE) performance is lower than the national average (based on Attainment 8)

For each priority criteria you match, we will need you to provide supporting documentary evidence. For a full list of the evidence required for each criteria please see the 'Priority criteria - supporting evidence' section below. Evidence will be submitted as part of the application process, so please be ready to provide copies of these documents upon request.

Priority Criteria - Supporting Evidence

For each of the priority criteria you match, you will need to provide supporting documentary evidence as part of the application process. Please be ready to submit these upon request.

  1. You are currently living in or have experienced local authority care for a period of at least three months in the last ten years.
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence from one of the following (on headed paper):
    • Social Services/Local Authority
    • A statement from your care worker
    • A statement from your school/college
  2. You are a Young Adult Carer.
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence from one of the following (on headed paper):
    • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Carer’s Allowance statement/letter
    • Carer’s support group
    • Social Services/Local Authority
    • Your relatives NHS or Private Support Worker
    • A letter from your GP
  3. You have a disability/long term health condition and are in receipt of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence from one of the following:
    • Confirmation of your receipt of the ‘enhanced’ rate in either the ‘daily living’ and ‘mobility’ components, OR the ‘standard’ rate in both components
    • A statement from your school/college
  4. You are living independently of your parents (for at least the last 6 months) due to situations of family breakdown or 'estrangement'.
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence from one of the following (on headed paper):
    • Estranged student support group/network, such as StandAlone or the Unite Foundation
    • Social Services/Local Authority
    • A letter from your GP
    • A statement from your school/college
  5. You are in receipt of, or entitled to Pupil Premium and/or discretionary payments/16-19 bursary at school or college.
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence by a statement from your school/college
  6. You received free school meals during secondary school.
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence by a statement from your school/college
  7. You would define yourself as being one of the priority engagement groups which include students from Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities,  refugees and children of military families.
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence by a statement from your school/college
  8. You live in a ’low participation’ neighbourhood or an area of high financial, social or economic deprivation. This is defined by your home postcode.
    You can check to see if you live in an eligible postcode by using the postcode checker on the Office for Students website. An eligible postcode will return "quintile 1" or "quintile 2" for ‘POLAR4' in the 'Measure - quintile' table (just to the left of the map)
  9. You come from a home where neither parent/carer attended university in the UK or abroad.
    If one or more parent is currently studying their first degree, or graduated from their first degree within the last five years, an application will still be considered):
    • Higher Degree (eg MA, MSc, PhD, PGCE)
    • First Degree (eg BA, BSc, BEng)
    Please provide supporting documentary evidence to confirm this by downloading the 'parent/carer confirmation form (PDF, 625kb)' and asking your parents to complete it.
  10. You have attended a secondary school where the Key Stage 4 (GCSE) performance is lower than the national average (based on Attainment 8)
    We will assess this on your application using school performance data available on the Gov.uk school performance website. You do not need to submit any evidence for this item.

How and when to apply

Applications for this programme are currently closed. Applications for students that will be starting Year 12 in September 2022 will appear on this page in due course.

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