an introduction to gcse mathematics

Why study IGCSE Mathematics?

Mathematics is a compulsory GCSE subject and contributes to the school curriculum by developing pupils’ fluency in performing written calculations, reasoning logically, analysing data and solving problems. Through varied teaching and learning activities, students are encouraged to broaden their mastery of mathematical fundamentals in six key areas: Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Geometry and Measure and Probability and Statistics. Within this framework, pupils explore a variety of exciting concepts, which relate to a broad range of occupations and other academic disciplines.

Mathematics in the Sixth Form

A-level Mathematics at Cranford House follows a rigorous and engaging curriculum designed to help prepare students for the high expectations of the most respected universities and demanding professional pathways. The overarching themes of the course are mathematical argument, language and proof, mathematical problem solving and mathematical modelling. The students study a combination of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics, with Pure Mathematics accounting for approximately two thirds of the overall content.

Mathematics is a subject which is always looked upon favourably by employers. It has links with science, engineering and accountancy but also complements several other subjects and supports many university courses that major in a different area.