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The King's Factor

The King's Factor

The King’s Factor is a unique maths club, hosted by King’s College London, which gives Year 12 and 13 students the opportunity to improve their mathematics skills in a challenging and supportive environment.

The after-school club teaches students to tackle maths problems, improve critical thinking, as well as bringing together young people who share an enthusiasm for mathematics.

Led by staff from the University’s Department of Mathematics, assisted by King’s College student tutors, our club members learn how to solve examination questions and study techniques which will prepare them for further education whether in maths or another subject. During the year there will also be academic lectures, careers talks and opportunities to find out about current research in mathematics. 

Sessions take place weekly, from 5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, alternating for groups of Year 12 and Year 13 students, so students attend one session per fortnight on their chosen day.  

The club is located at King’s College London Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS.

Applications for the 2018/19 academic year have will open in late July. Please check this page again in the future. 

We have two sessions in early July for current year 12 students, you can find more information and join these sessions on our calendar page.

We will 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

We ask students to select either Monday or Tuesday nights and they are committed to that night. A full list of dates can be seen on our calendar page.


“The Kings Factor enabled me to approach and tackle unfamiliar problems with confidence and clarity. With only one weekly hour session at school with a teacher who was unfamiliar with the STEP/ AEA questions,  working with students from all over London as well as enthusiastic postgraduate students and professors at Kings improved my communication and teamwork skills. This experience will stand me in good stead for when I begin to read Mathematics next academic year”. Year 12 student from London. 

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