Success in mathematics is extremely important for students' job prospects, whatever their career ambitions.
In Years 10 and 11, students are encouraged to develop:
- a positive attitude to mathematics, including confidence and enjoyment;
- an appreciation of the use of mathematics in society;
- an ability to communicate mathematically;
- mathematical knowledge, skill and understanding;
- an ability to apply mathematical knowledge to the solution of problems across the whole curriculum and in their lives;
- a firm foundation and the desire for further study.
At GCSE, a good qualification in maths is vital, whether students wish to continue their education or seek employment.
Students wishing to pursue maths past GCSE level can choose from A level Mathematics or Double Mathematics (a combination of A level Maths and Further Maths). Students can also choose to study a qualification in Core Mathematics if they wish to continue with the subject without choosing A level.
In Single Mathematics, students have nine lessons in each two week cycle.
An A level qualification in mathematics is highly regarded by prospective employers and Universities.
A2 revision sessions are held before exams. www.mymaths.co.uk provides excellent practice and tutoring for GCSE.