If you can study Maths A level then do so. It is a fantastic subject!
Both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are offered at AS and A level and pupils consider the subject both as a discipline in its own right and as a support for other curriculum areas. Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computing, Geography, Psychology, Sociology , Economics and Business Studies all use some kind of Maths and, even in essay based subjects, A level Maths can be useful as it teaches you to think in a logical way, something which is vital when putting across your argument. An A level in Mathematics is also a sought-after and, in many cases, necessary qualification for many Higher Education courses.
The Maths A level teaching at St Catherine’s has been outstanding!
Former Maths student, now studying Maths at Leeds University.
Girls who choose to study Maths in the Sixth Form will follow the Edexcel course. The AS comprises two core modules and a Statistics module. Pupils studying for a full A Level will cover the AS course in the first year and then go on to take two more core modules and a further applied module in Year 13. Further Maths is also offered as a separate A level. If you decide that Double Maths is for you then you will complete your A level course in Year 12 followed by Further Maths in Year 13.
Maths A level is a popular choice at St. Catherine’s. It extends the work started at IGCSE and involves new ideas demanding intellectual rigour and academic discipline. Mathematics students should be problem solvers, logical thinkers and able to link patterns in abstract situations to real life applications. Most of all, however, it is important that you enjoy the subject as, at times, the going gets tough and you need to be prepared to persevere.
Maths A level is challenging but great fun and you will be given all the help and support you need to succeed
Teaching staff / further information:
Mrs M Collett Head of Maths
Mrs A Davids
Sister P Thomas