A Level Mathematics
At Bede’s, the Maths department is one of the largest and most successful academic faculties and during the A Level Maths course our focus is firmly placed on developing the use of a variety of mathematical tools to enable students to solve interesting, challenging problems and be well-equipped for University studies.
At Bede’s, four of the six A Level modules are compulsory Core Maths modules, covering topics such as Calculus, Algebra and Trigonometry.
For the remaining two modules, students can choose to study Statistics and/or Mechanics.
In Mechanics we do activities including a simulation of free-fall parachuting and in Statistics we look at the evidence for the existence of leukaemia clusters.
Otherwise, students are encouraged to pursue their own mathematical interests inside and outside of the curriculum.
Finally, with A Level Maths being the most popular Sixth Form subject at Bede's, and 60% of pupils achieving A or A* grades in 2016, we feel justifiably proud of our provision.
“ My job is to help young people to see Maths, in the words of the great Albert Einstein, as the poetry of ideas. What more could a person look for in a vocation? ”
Nicholas Abrams, Head of Mathematics
15 January 2019
On Monday 14 January, Bede’s Senior School welcomed Year 7 from Bede’s Prep for an exciting Engineering Day.
1 February 2018
Earlier this week, Professor James Hirschfeld came to give a talk on 'Sending Secret Messages' to Bede's mathematicians.
2 October 2017
Sixth Form Mathematicians had the exciting opportunity to visit Oxford University to attend lectures at the Mathematics Institute.
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A Level Mathematics staff
“My job is to help young people to see Maths, in the words of the great Albert Einstein, as the poetry of ideas. What more could a person look for in a vocation?”
Nicholas Abrams, Head of STEM and Knights House Tutor
“I aim to instil an appreciation of the beauty of the ideas and applications of Mathematics and an awareness and tolerance of other people in our community.”
Dr Andrew Carroll, Head of Fencing, Teacher of Mathematics and Dorter House Tutor
“Education isn't about how much you have committed to memory. It's about knowing where to go to find out what you need and knowing how to use the information you get.”
Scott Clark, Teacher of Mathematics and Camberlot House Tutor
“I am motivated to help students fulfil their potential and gain a sense of accomplishment regardless of their level of perceived ability.”
Nik Driver, Senior Housemaster and Teacher of Mathematics
“I believe that teaching is an art, and may be the greatest of the arts. If we do our jobs well then we can empower young people to have limitless aspirations.”
Jason Henham, Head of Sixth Form, Teacher of Mathematics and Dorter House Tutor
“The single most inspiring thing about the students here is that they often go the extra mile, right across the ability spectrum.”
Matthew Peattie, Deputy Dicker Housemaster and Teacher of Mathematics
“Teaching is my second career, perhaps that is why I enjoy it so much. I try to convey that enthusiasm to my students.”
Bill Richards, Head of Shooting, Teacher of Mathematics, Camberlot House Tutor and Activities Manager
“I really enjoy the range of activities that I can become involved in as a teacher at Bede's and, as an enthusiastic amateur musician, I love helping with performances; the atmosphere is wonderful.”
Elizabeth Shepherd, Teacher of Mathematics and Stud House Tutor
“My aim is to help and encourage students to achieve more, whether that be in the classroom or outside of it.”
Paul Wilkinson, Teacher of Mathematics and Stud House Tutor