We offer separate Edexcel A-Level courses in Mathematics and Further Mathematics.
A-Level Maths content is 100% prescribed, containing both pure and applied maths, drawn from statistics and mechanics, without decision maths.
A-Level Further Maths content contains a proportion of optional content, defined by exam boards, which can include statistics, mechanics and decision maths.
Exams are linear, with all exams taken at the end of the course, in summer.Overarching themes of mathematical argument, language and proof, problem solving and mathematical modelling underpin all parts of the qualifications.
Use of technology in the classroom is encouraged, so a large data set will be provided for girls to analyse as part of the A-Level Maths specifications. Some exam questions will be based on this data set so students need to be familiar with it.
Regular Maths clinics are run at lunchtimes or after school to support girls with independent work or homework, and Sixth Form Maths students to pass on their enthusiasm to younger students by taking a lead in clinics and acting as Maths ambassadors to younger pupils.
Girls take part in a number of Mathematical competitions each year, including the challenges set by the Liverpool Mathematical Society and the UK Mathematics Trust. Mathematicians from the Sixth Form also take part in National Mathematics Challenges.
Some universities require or recommend students to take an additional entrance qualification when applying for certain undergraduate Mathematical courses. Teachers provide both one-to-one tuition for STEP and MAT papers and facilitate access to online preparation.