Applications have now closed for 2019-2020. Due to high demand it is unlikely that further places will be offered.
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.
Sessions take place weekly between 17.00 and 19.00 on Monday and Tuesday during term time, alternating for groups of Year 12 and Year 13 students; so students attend one session per fortnight on their chosen day. We ask students to select either Monday or Tuesday nights and they are then committed to that night. Due to the timing of the club, a sandwich supper is provided for students. The 2019 sessions start on:
Monday 30 September/Tuesday 1 October: Year 13
Monday 7 October/Tuesday 8 October: Year 12
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.
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