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Maths & Further Maths

Mathematics is a vital tool in our increasingly technical world.

It provides us with the ability to recognise patterns and teaches us how to think logically. It plays an important role in many aspects of modern life, from protecting our details online to predicting the next stock market crash.

As Mathematics has such a wide variety of important applications, there is a constant demand for well-trained mathematicians in a wide range of jobs. These can range from computer programmers, aircraft designers, statisticians, meteorologists, company manages, actuaries, engineers, accountants, teachers to researchers discovering the mathematics behind the next revolutionary piece of technology.

At the start of L6th students have two choices for Mathematics:


  • A Level Mathematics – six modules (four core and two applications), taught in 7 periods per week
  • A Level Mathematics & A Level Further Mathematics – twelve modules (six/seven core and five/six applications), taught in 10 periods per week

As with all subjects, students may choose to only study their chosen course to AS Level.

Students who wish to embark on any of these courses will need to have competent algebra skills and have the confidence to use the techniques learnt at GCSE. They should be able to work on their own and have the ability to apply given knowledge to a variety of problems. For these reasons, we strongly advise that A level mathematics students should have achieved an A* in their IGCSE exam.

A more detailed syllabus is available from the mathematics department.

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Mrs A L Crook
Head of Mathematics