Bolton School Senior Girls
We aim to develop the ability to think and communicate mathematically: precisely, logically and creatively. We seek to promote a positive attitude to Mathematics, including confidence, enjoyment and perseverance, together with an awareness of Mathematics both as a subject in its own right and in relation to other disciplines.
Pupils are helped to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to apply a range of mathematical concepts to situations which may arise in their own lives. High standards are maintained and we encourage students to develop their mathematical abilities as far as possible.
As a core subject, mathematics is studied by all pupils in years 7 to 11 and pupils are taught in groups according to ability.
At Key Stage 4, most pupils are entered for the Higher tier Edexcel IGCSE examinations. Pupils in sets 1 and 2 of Year 11 are also offered the opportunity to take the AQA level 2 certificate in Further Mathematics.
Mathematics is a popular choice in the Sixth Form, with 40-50% of students opting to take the AS or A Level course. A Level mathematics consists of compulsory content in pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics. Further mathematics is also offered at AS and A Level. Students are entered for the Edexcel examinations for both mathematics and further mathematics.
The department runs a lunch time mathematics clinic every day, at which pupils from years 7 to 11 can receive help from a member of the departmental staff or a sixth form mentor.
Our pupils enjoy great success in the UKMT Mathematical Challenges. Each year we invite students from all year groups to take part in the Junior (Years 7 and 8), Intermediate (Years 9, 10 and 11) and Senior (Years 12 and 13) challenges. We also invite our Sixth Form mathematicians to take part in the UK Mathematical Olympiad for Girls.