Mathematics is a vital tool in our increasingly technical world.
Mathematics at RGS is taught in sets from Second Form (year 8) onwards, usually with one more set than the number of forms. In addition to our First and Second Form text books, we have created our own on-line text book. All students sit the Edexcel 4MA1 (Higher Tier) International GCSE in Fifth Form. The top sets also study the AQA Further Mathematics IGCSE in Fifth Form.
Students have the opportunity to attend a variety of exciting talks within and outside the school, extending their interest and knowledge of Mathematics far beyond the classroom. Students are very successful when taking part in local and national Maths competitions including the UK Maths Challenges and Olympiads, Hans Woyda, the Surrey Schools Maths Challenge and Team Challenges.
Around 90 students choose to study Mathematics in the Sixth Form, making us the largest subject at that level. Candidates are entered for the Edexcel Linear syllabus, sitting all exams in Upper Sixth Form. We currently have two sets of Further Mathematicians in both senior years. Individual students are encouraged to take the Cambridge STEP examinations.
Results at both IGCSE and A Level have been impressive. In 2016, 100% of pupils were awarded A*-C grades for IGCSE, 90% at A* or A, including those who sat the exam one year early. All 51 Fourth Form students who sat the IGCSE in 2016 obtained an A*, a fantastic achievement. The A Level results were also excellent, with 77% of candidates being awarded A* or A grades.
IGCSE: Edexcel IGCSE 4MA1 Syllabus A.
AQA Further Maths GCSE – Level 2 Further Maths (8360)
A Level: – Year 12 Edexcel, Year 13 – OCR