The Mathematics Department, which comprises 10 members of staff, is one of the busiest academic faculties at Dauntsey's.
We aim to develop and stimulate pupils' curiosity and enjoyment of the subject, and allow them to develop a familiarity with appropriate concepts, principles, methods and vocabulary.
Mathematics is compulsory throughout the main school, with pupils allocated to sets according to ability, and all pupils take the IGCSE at the end of the Fifth Form. The top set Fifth Form group also sits the AQA Level 2 Certificate in Further Mathematics in addition to IGCSE mathematics. In most years, around 50-60 pupils choose to study A level mathematics in the Sixth Form, making it one of the most popular subjects. A good number of pupils also take A level further mathematics. The department is proud of its examination results, and pupils have been successfully prepared to study mathematics, or related subjects, at Oxford and Cambridge.
In addition to the academic curriculum, there are a variety of extra-curricular activities and events. The UKMT Mathematics Challenges are run at every level throughout the school and we also enter the team competitions with a good degree of success. We aim to provide all year groups with enrichment events and activities to help stimulate interest and motivation in the subject.