The Mathematics department at Samuel Whitbread Academy is a large, experienced and highly skills department of teachers who have a passion for the specialisms within the Mathematics A Level. The department hold high levels of challenge and aim for every student to succeed at the skills of A Level Mathematics.
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Academic Enrichment & Extension Opportunities
Students are regularly invited to attend internal and external venue lectures, both physically and virtually. These lectures aim to broaden the minds of students and give them a taster of some of the wider topics that can be studied in mathematics. The lectures are provided by the Mathematics Association, the NCETM, The Society of Samuel Whitbread Academy, and many more fantastic institutions.
There are TED talks available for each module of the A Level course.
Mathematics Sixth Form Learning Platform on Google Drive:
Here students are encouraged, reminded, and required to use the resource to help their continued study. Resources include PowerPoints for every unit of work, links to online support, past paper resources, examiner commentary for every paper and other electronic resources all designed to help students become successful, independent learners of Mathematics.
United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Maths Challenge:
Run once a year, students are encouraged to enter in the competition. It encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought, and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Each year Samuel Whitbread students benefit from being awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold awards depending on their success.
Future Options & Career Opportunities
Mathematics at A level is a much sought-after qualification and can open the door to a host of career opportunities, many of which have no obvious link with Mathematics. The higher education courses or careers which either require or strongly prefer A level Mathematics include: Economics, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy, Psychology, Environmental Science, Computing, Information Technology, any of the Sciences and of course Mathematics.
Sixth Form Mathematics students at Samuel Whitbread Academy enjoy a range of internal and external, high quality revision materials. All of our revision materials are available on the 6th Form Learning Platform. Other revision materials include the following: