Mathematics teaching seeks to ensure that all boys are challenged at their own level of ability.
All boys are taught mathematics in the mixed-ability classes in the Lower Fourth using support materials to cater for the range of ability. In the Upper Fourth, pairs of forms are set into a top set and a bottom set, with the top set seeking to stretch the more able and the bottom set seeking to ensure that key ideas are fully understood. In the Lower Fifth, classes are arranged into two groups of three with three sets within each group, whilst mathematics is fully set across the year group for the Middle and Upper Fifth.
The Edexcel IGCSE course is followed, but with the top two sets also sitting OCR’s Free Standing Mathematics Qualification Additional Mathematics. Although IGCSE is a mathematically more demanding course than GCSE, its style suits the abilities of boys at Warwick School and so it ensures that they are both stretched and more successful. Additional Mathematics ensures that the top boys are given a flying start to studying mathematics in the Sixth Form.
Sixth-form courses use MEI Structured Mathematics. Most boys follow a standard A-level course involving pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. Our further mathematicians however have considerable flexibility in the course they can follow, either in terms of the areas of mathematics they choose to study or in terms of the number of mathematics A levels they choose to complete. In addition to Mathematics and Further Mathematics A levels, each year some further mathematicians study Additional Further Mathematics at either AS or A level. The most able can also follow courses leading to STEP Mathematics.
Head of Department - Mr W.K. Hamflett - firstname.lastname@example.org