The Maths Scholars Scheme has just 40 places left
The Maths Scholars Scholarship scheme kicks off with the news that as of the end of May this year only 40 places are left for the 2017-2018 cohort. What does that mean? Well, if you’ve been prevaricating about training to be a Maths teacher with the help of a Maths Scholars scholarship under your belt it’s almost too late.
Hit the target and apply to be a Maths Scholar
It’s been a vintage year for Maths Scholars
This year we have seen a massive increase in the number of students applying and the standard has been extremely high. In fact we have seen an improvement in the types of applications we are receiving too. The scheme itself has worked hard to give everyone access to the kinds of information that will help applications to be the best they can be.
There are no tricks only tips for potential Maths Scholars
You can pick up tips about filling in the application form, assessment centres and what to do when you are invited to interview. Having administered the scheme for a number of years it has been clear that some candidates did not give the application their best shot. Administrators have pulled their hair out with forms written in capitals, virtually not existent personal statements and a failure to read the rules and regulations. Interviewers have told us that sometimes candidates come to the process totally unprepared. Everyone knows the kinds of questions that will be asked. There are no tricks. Interviewers give everyone the chance to shine and demonstrate just what their interests, ideas and ambitions within mathematics are. Read more interview tips here.
The Maths Scholars Scholarship scheme has a book available to help candidates show their very best side and demonstrate their true potential. You can access all the help, guidance and any answers on our website. Do have a look at the FAQs section too and also the benefits of the Maths Scholars scheme
We want you to have all the information you need to make a top quality application
Although the scheme is down to its last 40 places you might want to consider getting prepared for making an application in September/October when the scheme will reopen for the 2018-2019 season. It makes sense to put things together early so that when the starting gun sounds you can be first from the blocks. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our very best to ensure you have all the information you need to create an excellent application.
If you are still wondering about the scheme as a whole do look through our Maths Scholars blog where a number of candidates have outlines their thoughts, feelings, experiences and teaching philosophy. They are varied stories and we publish everything so you can receive a balanced view about just what contemporary maths teaching is like in UK schools.
We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to train in September 2017 you have little time left to complete it. If you are thinking of 2018/19 you have all the time in the world. Whatever you decide to do then make sure you impress us.