The Mathematics staff at Queen’s College are highly experienced and utilise both traditional and modern approaches in their teaching. Whole class teaching, working of exercises, use of personal whiteboards, question and answer sessions and use of various technologies can all be found within lessons. The department prides itself on meeting the needs of each individual pupil and walking down the corridor at lunch time, you will always see at least one teacher giving extra tuition to a student who needs further explanation.
In the Sixth Form you can opt for Mathematics A and AS Level or both Maths and Further Maths AS and A Levels. These contain both pure and applied modules and we try to offer you a choice of module in Year 13.
The Mathematics Department is housed in a group of seven traditional classrooms, equipped with whiteboards, data projectors and most teachers teach with Tablet PCs. Whatever your level, you can be entered in a variety of Mathematics competitions and Queen’s College has achieved some excellent scores, with several of our students qualifying for ‘Olympiad’ Competitions. You will also attend Mathematics conferences and lectures. In the majority of years at least one student from Queen's has gone on to read Mathematics or a related subject at Oxford or Cambridge and other top Russell Group universities.
A wide range of students consider continuing with Mathematics at degree level. Extra support is given to those of you wishing to enter Oxford or Cambridge or who wish to enter AEA (Advanced Extension Award) examinations.
We also cater for any pupil needing to re-sit GCSE.
Mathematics graduates are highly employable in many areas and Queen’s graduates have gone on to study courses including financial mathematics, architecture, engineering, computer science, operational research, accountancy, economics and medicine.