Maths and Further Maths

Head of Department: Mr Matthew Core

Maths is one of the most important subjects studied by students at Ipswich School. We are a ten strong team of very experienced teachers devoted to sharing our enthusiasm for the subject as well as maximising the mathematical potential of our pupils.

The approach is to make the subject interesting and enjoyable without sacrificing rigour. Extensive use is made of mathematical software and support clinics are held three times a week.

Maths also extends beyond the confines of the classroom through the following activities: UK Maths Challenges; Team Challenges; Inter-house Competitions; Departmental Maths Competitions; various Maths Trips, Cypher Club and Challenges.

What do you do in Maths?

We will be following the OCR linear A Level syllabus. You will study Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics. Assessment is by exam only (three papers) and there is no coursework requirement.

The full A Level is examined at the end of Year 13, but you will be given the option to take an AS examination at the end of Year 12.

The most able mathematicians may wish to take ‘Double Maths’. This means you will complete A Level Maths in Year 12, followed by A Level Further Maths in Year 13.

Exam Results

Average of the A Level results in Maths and Further Maths achieved by Ipswich School students over the most recent three year period (2016, 2017 and 2018)

Maths – % A*- B = 73%
Further Maths – % A*- B = 96%