Alison Wolf

How to build a top maths school

This year, every single student at King’s College London Mathematics School achieved an A or an A* in A-level maths, and every single one of them is going to either Oxbridge or another Russell Group University. Last year, Alison Wolf wrote about what she’d learnt in the process of helping to found this specialist free

How to build a school

King’s College London Mathematics School is precisely one year old. And on 13 August it woke up to AS-level results that make it one of the ten best state schools in the country. 97 per cent of students got an A in mathematics. 90 per cent of grades in maths and further maths were As.

The unfair sex – how feminism created a new class divide

James is 15 years old, coming up to his GCSEs; and the researcher he is talking to is clueless about girls. Yes, he tells her, girls at his school, underage girls, do indeed have sex. With guys in their class, like him. The researcher is surprised. Haven’t girls gone studious; aren’t they collecting the top