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Mathematics

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What’s it all about?

You will study a combination of pure and applied mathematics. About two thirds of the course is pure mathematics, one sixth statistics and one sixth mechanics. Mechanics builds on Newtonian ideas of motion and forces and is strongly linked to Physics. Statistics allows us to make sense of the world around us through data analysis. The key theme is a continued study of algebra and graphs.

Maths equations

What skills will I need to be successful?

You will use a variety of methods and techniques to help you develop and understand the concepts and
techniques used. During lessons you will extend your ability to solve equations in more complex situations,
learn more about drawing graphs and be introduced to calculus, which is the foundation stone of much
advanced mathematics.

  • use computer software to investigate series, functions and graphs
  • investigate practical problems in statistics and mechanics
  • work independently and in groups to tackle problems and then present the solution.

Where can it take me in the future?

You will use a variety of methods and techniques to help you develop and understand the concepts and techniques used. During lessons you will extend your ability to solve equations in more complex situations, learn more about drawing graphs and be introduced to calculus, which is the foundation stone of much advanced mathematics. You will also use computer software to investigate series, functions and graphs, and solve practical problems in statistics, mechanics, or decision mathematics.

Reception child

Stay, Tea and Play sessions in Reception

We are holding a number of sessions in June. The sessions will provide a wonderful chance for your child to become familiar with life in our Reception class ahead of September.

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