Maths & Further Maths

Why study Maths?

A-Level Mathematics offers students with a good understanding of Maths the chance to study it at a higher level. It provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The course is one that is respected by leading universities and employers alike. Maths is a subject that complements many other A-Level subjects, as well as being intrinsically rewarding in its own right. Maths is both useful and fun.

Topics of study at A-Level

Algebra, calculus, trigonometry, statistics, mechanics and decision maths.

There's nothing to match the feeling of solving a really difficult problem - I love Maths!
Flo, Sixth Form Maths Student

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

Many A-Level mathematicians pursue their love of the subject at degree-level. However, many value the subject because of the essential foundation that it gives them as they go on to read science, business, social sciences and humanities degrees. Research has linked the study of A-Level Maths to higher salaries later in life.

Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)

Grade 7 at GCSE (for entry to Mathematics A-Level). Grade 8 or 9 at GCSE and discussion with Head of Department (for entry to Further Mathematics).