Mathematics is so thoroughly embedded in every aspect of the world that it is a very difficult subject to take lightly. The range of practical applications is boundless.

Ofsted report


Provision for mathematics is very good.

'Teaching is good and seeks to develop students' understanding. Relationships between students and teachers are very good. Students have confidence in their teachers.'

‘Standards are well above average overall. The department has sustained the high standards identified at previous inspection’

Department description


The Mathematics courses offered give an important insight into the applications of the skills learned.


A level Mathematics consists of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics.  There is some flexibility in the second year of the Further Mathematics course where there are options involving harder pure mathematics, further statistics, further mechanics and decision mathematics.

In 2007 the department won 'The Good Schools Guide' A Level Award for the best results at A Level achieved by boys taking Mathematics at an English Grammar School.

In 2011 the department won ‘The Good Schools Guide’ for the best results at GCSE achieved by boys taking Mathematics at an English Grammar School. 

The department has continued to flourish, this was confirmed by our 2016 results:

  • At GCSE 48% of the year achieved an A*, with 76% of students obtaining a grade A or above

  • Of the 55 pupils who took AQA level 2 Further Mathematics in Year 11, 71% obtained an A* or an A* with distinction

  • Last year 132 students took A-level Maths with 73% of the cohort achieving at least a grade B

  • 72% of the 32 students taking Further Mathematics obtained a grade A or A*


Edexcel GCSE Mathematics (9-1).



Edexcel AS and A-Level

Mathematics & Further Mathematics 2017



UKMT University of Leeds Mathematics Challenges.

Senior (Year 12) Autumn.

Intermediate (Year 11) Spring.

Junior (Year 8) Summer.

Hans Woyda Mathematics Quiz.

UKMT Team Challenge (Senior and Intermediate).