This curriculum area consists of Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
I love studying Further Maths. It is a lot of work but definitely the best choice I made when choosing my A-level options. Maths is a language that everybody speaks and studying Further Maths allows you to understand everything youíve ever learnt on a more complex level.
Kelly de Stadler
Maths and Further Maths student
The A level courses are taught in many styles including practical demonstrations, internet based activities and collaborative investigations by highly skilled, enthusiastic, specialist teachers.
The department runs lunchtime support sessions every lunch time; providing students with the opportunity to reinforce their understanding of the harder mathematical concepts and helping them fulfil their potential. In order to stretch students further, the department runs timetabled STEP and MAT lessons which are proving very popular and effective in preparing students for the Cambridge, Warwick and Oxford University entrance examinations. Highcliffe STEP lessons are taught on a model based on university tutorials, involving collaborative group work and discussion. Students achieve excellent results in their examinations and we have a strong tradition of students going on to study Mathematics at top universities including Oxbridge. One of our former students has been promoted to a Walter Galpin Exhibitioner, a highly prestigious student post at Balliol College Oxford for outstanding work in Mathematics. Mathematics A Level will stimulate and challenge even the most able Mathematicians, providing great problem solving and critical thinking skills. This is an A Level in high demand with employers, with career progression routes including Architecture, Engineering, Medicine and Business.
Further Maths is helpful in real life. It teaches you to think and question, rather than accept what you are taught.
Maths and Further Maths student
Opportunities to extend and deepen learning
In Year 12, students are invited to develop their higher order thinking skills through competing in the Senior UKMT Maths and Team Challenges. Our students demonstrate great independence and resilience, with excellent results consistently being achieved and candidates regularly qualifying into the more advanced rounds.
The Mathematics department provides all students with the opportunity to support KS3 or KS4 students with their Mathematics by volunteering to help in lessons or in booster sessions during tutor time and after school. A Level students can develop their experience through mentoring small groups of students who are studying their Mathematics GCSE and are supported in setting up Mathematics based clubs in order to share their love of the subject with others.
Trips have included revision and study sessions for various modules at A Level, alongside inspiring talks discussing areas of Mathematics that could be studied at degree level. Over the last few years the chess club has grown considerably with A Level students playing each other as well as helping younger students enhance their skills to compete in regional competitions. Some students volunteer as Maths mentors in local primary schools and others have helped deliver and plan a series of lessons to the Gifted and Talented mathematicians in local feeder schools.
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