Mathematics is a challenging, rewarding and surprisingly creative A-Level which encourages you to see and use the links between different concepts. We will use a variety of approaches to help you develop your problem solving skills and appreciate the power of mathematical thinking.
To study Mathematics at Bilborough, you need a grade A/7 in Maths GCSE and grade C/4 in English. If you are on target for a B grade in GCSE Mathematics we recommend you consider studying Mathematical Studies (Core Maths) to support your other subjects.
Our links with HE
We aim to give you the best possible footing for university and your future career with enrichment opportunities and CV-enhancing experiences. Each year we run a trip to Maths Inspiration, for example, where students have the opportunity to, as the organisers put it, “experience the UK’s most inspiring maths speakers live, in big venues, presenting mathematics in the context of exciting, real-world situations”. Presentations have intriguing titles such as ‘Rollercoasters: Designed To Thrill’, ‘From Pepsi to Peace Deals’ and ‘The Friendship Paradox of Facebook’.
We also encourage you to enter the Senior Maths Challenge, an international competition run by the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust. We regularly see several of our students achieving Gold and going further in the competition. You can also try out for the Team Challenge. Our college has performed impressively in this competition in recent years. We were the regional competition winners this year and are going to the national final in February.