Mathematics is a core subject in the curriculum and Sedbergh's facilities and teaching team provide an ideal learning environment for all pupils.
The Mathematics Department occupies the upper floor of a purpose-built modern building close to the centre of the School campus. At the core lies a well-stocked library covering most aspects of mathematics. Classrooms are networked to the school's intranet and have multi-media projectors and screens.
In Years 10 and 11, pupils work towards top grades at IGCSE, focusing on good problem solving techniques which are transferable across all subjects at Sedbergh, and will also prepare them well for A Level mathematics.
There are around 35-40 pupils in every year group who study A level Maths. We follow the Edexcel A level Maths and Further Maths syllabuses. The A level consists of 3 exams: two papers in Pure Maths and one in applied Maths and these are taken at the end of the course. Further Maths is 3 more exams consisting of Further Pure Maths, Further Mechanics and Decision Maths. These are also taken at the end of the course.
At least 30% of Sedbergh's A-level mathematicians go on to study Engineering or Mathematics-related subjects at university including some at Oxford and Cambridge.
OTHER RELATED ACTIVITES
At all levels, from Years 9-13, investigational work is encouraged in the learning process. The opportunity exists for the brighter pupils to take the UK Senior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges and we have had great success in recent years with many pupils achieving Gold awards.
At all levels, from Years 9-13, problem solving work is encouraged within the learning process.
The opportunity exists for the brighter pupils to take the UK Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Challenges. We have had great success in both with a number of pupils achieving Gold awards and some have gone onto the next round and taken part in the Kangaroo competitions and the Olympiad.