GCSE Mathematics in Action Day

Clifton High’s Mathematics Department took 40 GCSE Mathematicians in Years 10 and 11 to the University of Warwick on Wednesday to listen to a series of engaging lectures.

Throughout the lectures, pupils discovered how classroom mathematics is used by people every day, in fields from statistics, engineering and cyber security to research mathematics. Speakers from universities, industries and the media delved into a variety of interesting topics, such as ‘Enigma and the secret world of code-breaking’, ‘Practical mathematics’, The Monty Hall problem’, ‘Natural genius’ and ‘The numbers of structures’.

All pupils gained a detailed understanding of how mathematics can be used in real-world problems and felt inspired by the application of mathematics beyond the curriculum.