"If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics."

Francis Bacon

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Rickmansworth School Maths pass rate


The Mathematics Department consists of a strong team of well qualified mathematicians.Our GCSE results are well above the national average and both Maths and Further Maths are popular subjects at A Level.


Key results for 2017-18 are as follows:

GCSE maths 9-5% 71% with 9-7 36%
A-Level maths pass rate of 96% with A*-B 48%

Key Stage 3

Maths lessons throughout Key Stage 3 aim at laying a strong foundation of numeracy skills for our Year 7 and 8 pupils.  Mental and oral starters are regularly used and each room in the department has access to an interactive whiteboard - many Key Stage three lessons are taught using interactive software. Teaching techniques are varied to ensure interesting lessons and well-motivated pupils.


Key Stage 4

Pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11 are working towards the Edexcel Linear GCSE in Mathematics. Pupils continue to be placed in sets and as they develop, the appropriateness of their maths set is regularly re-assessed. There is no coursework element in mathematics. Some students are given the opportunity of sitting the FSMQ Additional Mathematics paper and finish with a double qualification. Results at GCSE are excellent and significantly above national average.


Key Stage 5

In the Sixth Form mathematics is a popular choice with around 120 students studying it in its various forms. We offer OCR A level Mathematics and A level Further Mathematics. All A level mathematicians study Pure Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics modules may be chosen from Statistics, Decision Maths and Mechanics. The results at A level in mathematics are also consistently good.


Extra-Curricular & Trips

Each Term a selection of students are entered into the national Maths Challenge Competition and have the opportunity to pit their wits against the brightest mathematicians in the country.  We regularly produce a healthy crop of Gold Certificates at all age groups.


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