Fast-track to HE and Polymaths

What types of assessments will I have in Fast-track and Polymaths courses?

For Fast-track to HE Assessments for the course include a portfolio, academic plan, academic report and a poster presentation. You can expect to undertake both written and verbal summative assessments. We also use formative assessments to help you and your tutors check your progress, including in-class activities and group work. These do not, however, count towards your final module marks.

For Polymaths you will be expected to complete a number of short tests in your own time based on week-by-week learning of the set course books. Additionally, you will sit a time constrained open-book in class test for each book. There’s a long test on computer algebra, which is not time-constrained – this is completed in lesson time and includes tutor support.

You’ll also be expected to complete a project on a mathematical topic of your choosing, receiving guidance from tutors – restriction on the nature of the project is kept to a minimum. The IMA Polymaths Certificate is issued on the condition that you achieve at least 700 marks out of a total 1,200 for the entire course.

If you have any other enquiries relating to this you can contact the Fast-track Team to discuss, their contact details can be found at the bottom of the specific course page by searching the Fast-track subject area.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

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