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Mathematics

The Mathematics department offers Maths and Further Maths at AS and A level. Numbers have increased hugely in recent years; with six Further Maths classes planned for the 2017 intake, we are one of the biggest providers of Further Maths in the country.

Students who wish are entered for the United Kingdom Senior Maths Challenge, and those sufficiently successful in that can be entered for the British Mathematical Olympiad.

Core Maths is also on offer to those with at least a grade 6 at GCSE, and is recommended for those not studying maths AS level, but studying subjects with a substantial maths content, such as biology or psychology.

All students who arrive at the college without at least a grade 4 in GCSE maths (or the equivalent) are required to study higher level GCSE Maths.

A level Mathematics (Edexcel Linear)

  • Paper 1 : Pure Maths
  • Paper 2 : Pure Maths
  • Paper 3 : Statistics and Mechanics

A level Further Mathematics (Edexcel Linear)

  • Paper 1 : Core Pure Maths 1
  • Paper 2 : Core Pure Maths 2
  • Paper 3 : Options 1
  • Paper 4 : Options 2

For options 1 and 2 we offer a choice of:

a)  Further Mechanics 1 and 2

b)  Decision 1 and 2

c)  Further Pure 1 & Further Statistics 2

Core Maths (AQA linear)

  • Unit 1: Compulsory part
  • Unit 2: Compulsory part+ Graphical Techniques

GCSE Mathematics (Edexcel linear)

  • Paper 1H Non-calculator
  • Paper 2H Calculator permitted

 

 

What the students say (Student Survey)

Absolutely loved studying Maths at St Doms – by far my favourite subject. Might be biased about how I feel about the department because I actually enjoyed the subject, but I do think the staff are brilliant

What Ofsted say

The College is particularly effective at enabling students to gain confidence and achieve their potential .