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King's Factor

Applications are now open for 2020-21, please complete the application form here. Applications close on 27 September with the first session taking place on 12 & 13 October. 

This year the King's Factor is being run remotely. The one hour long sessions will run at 16.00 and 17.00 on Monday and Wednesday evenings, each student will be assigned one of these times and then during the session break into small groups working online with an undergraduate tutor, supervised by King's academic staff.

About the King's Factor

The King’s Factor is a unique maths after-school club, hosted by King’s College London, that gives Year 12 and 13 students an opportunity to enrich their mathematics in a challenging and supportive environment, bringing them together with other young people who have an enthusiasm for mathematics.

Led by staff from King's Department of Mathematics, and assisted by King’s mathematics student tutors, our after-school club works on interesting and challenging problems, which are enjoyable and help develop understanding of mathematics.

Throughout the year students will also be able to access academic lectures, careers talks and opportunities to find out about current research in mathematics. 

We prioritise students who meet our application criteria:

  • attend a non-selective state school;
  • live or have lived in local authority care; 
  • are a young carer;
  • are disabled;
  • live in a low participation neighbourhood;
  • do not have parent(s) or carer(s) who have studied at university in the UK or abroad;
  • have attended The King's Factor in the previous academic year.

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King's Factor has been very beneficial for me, it has broadened my understanding of maths and has made me feel confident at tackling any mathematical question. It has also helped with my exams as some of the knowledge I have gained from King's Factor has helped me in recent exams.

Year 13 student



If you have any questions about the King's Factor, please do not hesitate to contact us by email






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