Maths & Further Maths

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)