Why study Maths at A-Level?
The joy of reaching an answer and getting full marks (non-negotiable!), the angst experienced when a new concept doesn’t make sense and the excitement of finding a superior solution to that of your teacher.
The pragmatist would point out for how many careers maths is vital and how many admissions tutors hold the A Level in high regard. We believe maths is both useful and fun; if you share our view…study maths!
Topics of study at A-Level
Algebra, calculus, trigonometry, statistics, mechanics and decision maths.
Opportunities beyond the classroom
The Abel Set (named after a Norwegian who had links with a cathedral school) meets at lunchtime and allows opportunity for off-syllabus discussion and investigation. We also enter pupils for the Senior Mathematical Challenge and take a team to the Senior Team Challenge competition.
What this subject might lead to
Any number of scientific, business or social science/humanities degrees…hopefully maths degrees. I would hope studying the subject leads to a lifelong curiosity and love of learning.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
Grade 7 at GCSE (for entry to Maths A-Level)
Grade 8 or 9 at GCSE and discussion with Head of Department (for entry to Further Mathematics)