North West to get specialist Maths college

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The University of Liverpool Mathematics College will become the first specialist maths college to open in the north of England. Due to open in 2020, at a location close to the University campus, the ULMC will welcome up to 80 pupils per year when fully operational to study Maths, Further Maths and Physics A Levels with other subjects like Computer Science and Music under consideration.

The ULMC will work in partnership with local schools to raise aspirations and attainment levels in mathematics. And it will also look to address the shortage of female students in the study of further mathematics.

In today's global economy, it is essential that the UK develops the potential of our most talented maths students and this initiative is a much needed response to that challenge.

– Dame Janet Beer, Vice Chancellor, University of Liverpool