Mathematics is a vital tool in our increasingly technical world.
First Form students are taught in mixed ability groups and subsequently in bands from the Second Form (Year 8) onwards, usually with one more class than the number of forms. The more able mathematicians are invited to study Further Mathematics IGCSE in Fifth Form and Statistics is available as a GCSE option.
The Lower School curriculum is broad and makes good use of technology – e.g. Hegarty maths to introduce an element of fun whilst building strong foundations for the GCSE course. Students are encouraged to take part in cipher challenges, competitions and cross curricular activities and outreach programmes.
Upper School students will cover the GCSE course across three years (Years 9 to 11) with regular reviews of topics studied.
Students have the opportunity to attend a variety of exciting talks within and outside of 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.
Mathematics is a very popular choice in the Sixth Form making us the largest subject at that level. Students achieve strong results leading to offers in a wide range of subjects at some of the best universities in the country.