The Top-Top Set Maths project is running a pilot in thirteen secondary schools.
The project encourages schools to create a Top-Top Set, in addition to their standard setting, to cater for the top ~7.5% of students.
The aim of the pilot is to maximise the potential of numerate and ambitious students (starting in Year 7), by nurturing and challenging them until they leave school. Students involved in the project will be developing a set of mathematical skills and a passion for the subject that will enable them to earn places on STEM degree courses at the best universities.
If the pilot is successful, the aim is to grow the project rapidly. Our aspiration is that the Top-Top Set Maths become available in all schools, thereby significantly increasing the number of high-performing STEM students, particularly from groups who have been previously under-represented.
The Top-Top Set Maths project was started by author Simon Singh and the charity Good Thinking.
We are very grateful to our donors – John Lyon’s Charity, Winton Philanthropies, London Mathematical Society and Emmanuel College (Cambridge University) – for their generous support.