Head of Department - Miss N Beaumont
First and foremost you should choose A-level Maths because you enjoy the subject and are good at it. You may have had an interest in mathematical ideas from an early age; your curiosity and interest may have been sparked by your reading, what you have seen on television, in the newspapers or in the world about you.
Mathematics is one of the oldest subjects studied by mankind, yet there are more mathematicians alive today than in the rest of history put together. It is a challenging, beautiful and practical subject, which plays an essential part in our society.
You may be considering a career for which mathematics is needed or for which it may be useful. The good news is that even if you do not know what you wish to do at the moment, mathematics fits well with both arts and science subjects and is well regarded by higher education institutions and employers. It has been a popular and successful choice at Trinity for many years.
A level Mathematics extends core ideas and topics from GCSE such as algebra, trigonometry, calculus and statistics as well as introducing some mechanics.
Students who found GCSE Mathematics relatively easy and who may want a greater challenge can consider choosing to also study Further Mathematics which will enable them to gain two A level qualifications in the subject.