Maths & Further Maths

The team

  • Geoff Smith

    Head of Maths

Examination Board: Edexcel

Why study Mathematics?

Studying Mathematics improves your logical thought processes, enhancing your ability to reason and argue. You learn the fundamentals of proof and learn to appreciate the beauty of mathematics and the enjoyment gained by tackling and succeeding in solving challenging problems. The A-level Mathematics course also supports the understanding of the numerical aspects of many sixth form courses including the Sciences, Psychology, Economics, and Geography.

Mathematics is very highly regarded by universities and by employers. It is preferred in a number of subject areas including Natural Sciences (especially Physics and Engineering), Computer Science, Economics and Medicine. Any students considering reading Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Computer Science or Economics at the leading universities should consider taking the Further Mathematics course. Mathematics is arguably one of the most flexible of all degrees, leaving graduates with an unsurpassed range of openings. Many of our Lower Sixth study Mathematics so, if you enjoy the subject and are expecting to gain a high grade at GCSE, why not join us!