Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline, developed over centuries and providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. Mathematical thinking is important for all members of a modern society and the language of Mathematics is international. Its importance is universally recognised and its study equips students with powerful ways to describe, analyse and change the world. The feeling of achievement that comes from finally solving what at first seems to be an intractable problem is unique to the subject, but comes only to those willing to try.
The aim of the Department is to develop each girl's understanding of Mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and inspires curiosity. The courses followed at The Abbey provide opportunities for the girls to extend their problem-solving skills and to develop clear reasoning and logical thought, whilst also encouraging an appreciation of the relevance, beauty and importance of Mathematics in everyday life. We offer extra support at drop-in sessions and enrichment activities that challenge and stimulate.
There is always a very high uptake of Mathematics in the Sixth Form as it is an excellent gateway to university and a wide range of careers.
'The teachers are extremely helpful and definitely make Maths fun!'
'Teachers made me believe in myself... they explain complex problems in an easy-to-understand way.'
'Fun and friendly atmosphere exemplified by the very existence of Maths Club - with puzzles and biscuits!'