Mathematics at The Beaconsfield School
Well it is Mathematics. But it’s real, powerful and complex Mathematics. It’s the stuff that was at the back end of the GCSE paper that lots of people ignored, and still did well overall. Only now, we cannot ignore it - it is our starting point.You will learn new theorems, delve into the world of calculus, learn new techniques for problem solving, but most importantly, develop a true love for Mathematics and hopefully begin to see it’s beauty (seriously).
There will be some familiar content to begin with, index laws, surds, quadratic equations, graph sketching and transformations; but then we’ll meet arithmetic and geometric sequences and series, differential and integral calculus, factor and remainder theorems and their application to higher order polynomials, exponentials and logarithms, radians, and more calculus, lots more calculus. All this in addition to the statistics and decision content.
Ideally you will have an A or an A* at GCSE. You will also have at least 7 GCSEs at A* - C.We will also accept you onto the course with a B in Mathematics so long as you are more than half way up in the grade boundary. The exact grade boundary changes each year, but if you are closer to the A than you are to the C then you are in.
If your B is in the lower half of the banding, then you should consider A Level Statistics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Beaconsfield School directly.