Did you work out Cheryl’s birthday?

Earlier this week, a mathematical question from the Singapore and Asian School Maths Olympiad (SASMO) test paper, aimed at 14 year olds, boggled the world’s biggest maths brains. Everyone asking, when is Cheryl’s birthday?

Very quickly, the solution came to light, being printed in major newspapers. But soon an alternative answer emerged, making Cheryl’s birthday the math’s equivalent of #thedress – was Cheryl’s birthday July 16 or August 17? Read more

Reap the harvest from a single STEM

A recent survey looking at the qualifications of the worlds 100 wealthiest people, found that those who study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) reap the most financial rewards, with engineering coming out on top.

In fact, you don’t have to have a degree in these subjects to boost your career earnings. On average, girls who study just one STEM subject at A-Level increase their salary outcome by £4,500 per year, rising to a third increase if two or more STEM subjects are studied. The wage boost for males is slightly less, at 8%.

So, if you want to get ahead in life and in your career, check out our A-levels in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Statistics or Pure Maths.