Key Stage 5 Mathematics
For those students who wish to further develop their skills in a demanding yet rewarding and highly respected discipline, A-Level Mathematics at Bishop Thomas Grant is the perfect choice. For the truly gifted, we also offer A-Level Further Mathematics. As well as making many aspects of 21st century life possible, the study of mathematics also underpins many other subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Economics and degree courses such as Engineering and Finance.
In Year 12 the core modules, following the Edexcel syllabus, develop algebraic skills introduced at GCSE and introduce the powerful tool that is calculus. In addition, students can choose to study either Mechanics (essential for Physics or Engineering) or Statistics (for Geography, Sociology and Psychology amongst others).
On the A2 course in Year 13, the core skills are taken to an even higher level as well as introducing new topics such as vectors, and the option modules are studied in more depth. Further Mathematics classes study concepts such as complex numbers and hyperbolic functions and are introduced to topics such as linear programming and route analysis.
Students are supported at every stage of their A-Level studies, either through extra help if it is needed or enrichment opportunities such as the prestigious King’s College Maths Club. We believe that through the school’s pastoral care and the Mathematics department’s expertise, we offer the ideal environment for success and this is reflected in our excellent results which this year saw 50% of our students achieving a grade B or above and obtaining a place at their university of choice.
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