Kingswood Mathematics department enjoys a great deal of examination success at IGCSE and at A level. In addition, the department supports students to secure places to study Mathematics and STEM subjects such as Natural Sciences and Engineering on highly sought-after courses at prestigious universities. Indeed, Kingswood has enjoyed much success in Mathematics throughout the School's rich history. It boasts a number of former Professors of Mathematics, several Fellows of the Royal Society, two brothers who became Presidents of the London Mathematical Society, and several others who have taken centre stage within the development of mathematics in Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. For example, one former student was employed by Lewis Carroll as a lecturer in mathematics in Oxford, and another tutored English mathematician G.H.Hardy, famous for explaining that, 'A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas.'
We set high standards for our students. Hardy's view of a mathematician as a creative vessel is a very important part of the department's ethos, both for the engagement of the students and the development of the subject at Kingswood. We enable students to develop their understanding of mathematics within a supportive environment and also offer opportunities to explore aspects of the subject through extension activities, encouraging students to make the necessary connections between the mathematics they encounter in school and the world around us.
G.H.Hardy collaborated famously with Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. We encourage the sharing and developing of mathematical ideas within the classroom. We aim to enable all students to gain an insight into the beauty and power inherent within mathematics, to enjoy a very positive experience of mathematics, and, importantly, to fulfil their potential within 'The Queen of the Sciences'.
You can view the details of our A Level course in the Sixth Form Academic Programme 2018-2020.
You can view details of our GCSE course in the Kingswood GCSE courses 2016-2017 curriculum booklet.