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mathematics & further mathematics

“The atmosphere in lessons makes work enjoyable and the joy you get from solving a really difficult problem is immense”  TGGS student

Curricular Intent:

To develop confident Mathematical thinkers through depth before breadth and mathematical fluency.   

We are very fortunate as a department to have extremely well qualified teachers each with many successful years of experience teaching Advanced Level Mathematics, they too are very excited about delivering the new course.

In year 12 and 13 you will be taught Pure and Applied content of the course. The Pure will cover such topics as Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus and Vectors. The Applied is broken down into Statistics, covering topics such as Hypothesis Testing, Sampling, Probability and Statistical Distributions, and Mechanics, covering topics such as Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s Law. You will have two teachers: one who teaches the Pure and the other who teaches the applied content.

Further Mathematics will include Pure Mathematics topics such as Complex Numbers, Further Calculus and Algebra and Applied Mathematics will cover Further Statistics and Mechanics with an option to include Decision Mathematics.

The new course is designed to offer more opportunity to develop your ability to problem solve within mathematics and in other contexts and to reason, interpret and communicate mathematically.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the National UK Mathematics Challenge.

The department offers lunchtime support if extra help is needed and immersion days in the run up to the examinations.


For more information please click to download the Curriculum Document

Useful Link: 

Maths Career Guide 

Current Teaching Staff:

Mrs Z Capenter-Kay  – Head of Department
Miss S Bucklar
Miss C Haynes
Mr N Hedden
Mrs S Jones

Examination board and syllabus:  Edexcel