Why choose Mathematics?

Mathematics complements a whole range of other subjects and prepares students for further study and employment in many disciplines involving the use of Mathematics. You will gain knowledge of mathematical techniques that build on GCSE knowledge and develop problem solving and analytical thinking, skills which are desirable in numerous careers. If you have enjoyed your GCSE Mathematics, especially the algebra, trigonometry and problem-solving aspects, then you should consider Mathematics at A Level.

Extra-curricular Activities

Extension activities are available to all Maths students by enrolling in the Maths Academy. Anyone wishing to pursue a Higher Education course in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or similar would benefit
from attending the Maths Academy in addition to  Mathematics lessons. The activities include:

  • Participation in the Senior Mathematics Challenge/Maths Olympiad
  • Exploration of various enrichment topics such as Infinity, Group Theory, Probability Simulation and Fitting Curves to Data

Teaching and Learning Styles

Students are taught by well qualified teachers in a variety of ways including; example-led whole class teaching, individual work on exercises from text books or worksheets, paired or group work on matching activities or problem solving, watching video clips using online teaching resources, graphical calculators and computer software. A substantial amount of individual work is expected outside of lessons which should match the amount of contact time in class.

Resources & Facilities

A suite of teaching rooms equipped with data projectors and interactive whiteboards.

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Angus Harker

Maths - Home Educated
I chose Mathematics because it’s very much grounded in logical reasoning - a skill shared by analysing sources in History. I particularly love calculus, specifically in Integration and Differentiation, as I’ve always been fascinated about the manipulation of algebra and coordinate geometry. Maths proved essential for my Duke of Edinburgh Silver expedition, where we had to use it to find a correlation in geographical data. Though I aim to read Law at university, Maths will prove crucial for my future career in the RAF as a Pilot.


The A Level Mathematics course will cover Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. All three areas are continued in the second year, building on knowledge from the first year and the A Level examination will cover all of the material studied in both years at the end of the second year

Progression Opportunities

A Level Mathematics provides a basis for subsequent quantitative work in a wide range of higher education courses and in employment. Some students go on to university to study Mathematics either as a single honours degree or in combination with another subject, for example business, science, engineering, computing, technology or humanities. Others seek employment or apprenticeships where an A Level Mathematics qualification is valued.

Course Specifics / Entry Requirements

Qualification NameMaths GCSE Req.English GCSE Req.Other Req.Desirable QualificationsSkills & Attributes Required for SuccessGuidance on Costs or Commitments
Mathematics7If you have a grade 6 in Maths you will be advised on an individual basis.Minimum of scientific calculator with statistical distribution function required: approx. £25

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