As a vital skill for modern life, Mathematics is studied by all students in Years 7 to 11. In order to inspire a focused learning experience, the pupils are taught in sets according to ability from the start of Year 7. Years 7 and 8 follow the National Curriculum for Key Stage 3, with the most able being accelerated towards achieving the highest levels. In Year 9, all students commence their GCSE studies following a linear specification in GCSE Mathematics. AS Level Maths is a popular subject with Year 12 and the majority of students continue on to take the full A Level qualification. There is also an opportunity of studying an A Level in Further Mathematics for the most able mathematicians which leads to a double A Level. In 2015, over 65% of students continued through into Year 13 to study the full A Level.
In 2015, 72% of students achieved a grade A* - C in their Mathematics GCSE; 92% achieved a grade A* - C in GCSE Statistics; 85% of students in Year 13 achieved a grade A* - C at A Level and a 100% of those studying Further Maths achieved a grade A* - A.
The department is situated in the main block, with 10 classrooms all of which are equipped with Interactive Whiteboards. The department has a wealth of resources and each student is issued with appropriate resources which they use for their homework. The more gifted mathematicians take part in the UK Maths trust Challenges each year. Support and intervention is put into place at every level when necessary.
Resources are available for both A-Level and GCSE Maths. Please see navigate using the toolbar on the right.