The Mathematics Department at Bromley High creates an exciting and supportive learning environment for girls who choose to study the subject at AS and A Llevel. Teachers are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and approachable. The girls are taught in modern classrooms, the majority of which have interactive whiteboards. Girls also have access to computer rooms, where they can make use of a variety of educational software.
Results are always outstanding. Last year 74% of girls who took Mathematics at AS Level achieved a grade A. At A Level 96% of girls achieved a grade B or higher. The Department has plenty of experience in helping girls to achieve their potential. There are Maths clinics twice a week and also special classes for girls who are retaking their modules.
Mathematics in the Sixth Form is an exciting and rewarding subject. Girls build on the skills they developed in their Mathematics GCSE course. They take modules in Pure Mathematics and also in a variety of its applications, such as Statistics and Mechanics.
The Pure Mathematics course studies in greater detail some GCSE subjects, such as trigonometry and coordinate geometry. It also introduces girls to new areas, most importantly calculus. In Statistics and Mechanics, girls learn to model real-life situations using statistical methods or by applying the laws of Physics. Every year, a group of girls go on to study Further Mathematics AS or A Level, which allows them to investigate Mathematics and its applications in even greater depth.
There are also plenty of opportunities to explore Mathematics beyond the syllabus. All girls have the opportunity to take part in the Senior Maths Challenge, and selected girls participate in the Hans Woyda Competition and Team Challenges. There are also regular visits to lectures and activities hosted at London’s universities.