How to apply

How to apply

6 reasons why you should join LUSoM:

1. A welcoming community, where teachers and students strive to improve their mathematical knowledge.
2. Be involved in exciting lessons, interactive learning and open intelligent discussions.
3. Study towards a degree or work in a mathematical field with the brightest mathematicians.
4. A challenging and rewarding environment, encouraging you to achieve your potential.
5. Opportunity to collaborate with your peers and work alongside other highly able and like-minded students.
6. You will gain invaluable skills, such as independence and resilience, which are required for success in higher education and future careers.

Aptitude Test

We invite anyone who is sitting the higher tier GCSE mathematics paper and interested in studying mathematics and further mathematics at A-level to apply to study at LUSoM. All applicants will be invited to sit our aptitude test which will be held in Spring 2023. The aptitude test will assess your overall understanding of maths as a subject. It will show how you can adapt what you know to specific situations and to see how you work through a problem. The test requires no additional mathematics knowledge from the topics you will have already studied at KS3 in your secondary school.

We are now accepting applications for September 2023.

Please see below for some sample questions to help prepare for the aptitude test in February. There is a link to the marking scheme for the sample questions;

Shortlisted applicants will then be invited to an interview. Further guidance will be provided on the interview once you apply.

LUSoM will do everything it reasonably can to enable applicants to perform at their best, and in making acceptance decisions, it will not discriminate between students on the grounds of gender, disability, faith, ethnicity or any protected characteristic.

Conditional Offer
Conditional offers will be made to all successful applicants in March 2023 and confirmed on GCSE results day. Applicants will be asked to accept or decline their conditional offer by a given date. Students who are not made offers will be either offered a place on the waiting list or will be advised that their application has not been successful.


Exeter Maths School Interested me because I liked the concept of going to a school where I wasn’t odd, or weird for liking Maths. They offered all the subjects that I wanted to do and in meant that everyone there would be studying Maths, or Further Maths which was different to my Secondary School Sixth Form where about five people would be studying them. The community was very close -the teachers felt like friends and everyone was like me. It felt very supportive and Inviting - We all appreciate Maths jokes!

Susan Ross - Graduate of Exeter Maths School and currently studying MSc Mathematics (study Abroad) at Lancaster University

We look forward to welcoming you in September 2023

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