Applications are open for our Sixth Form. We don't accept applications through Kent Choices - please visit our website to apply by following this link: https://tgs-sixth-form-2020.paperform.co/
Studying the Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches course provides students with the opportunity to explore a familiar subject in greater depth and with greater rigour. It allows students to develop an appreciation of the elegance and power of Mathematics by fostering their skills of abstraction and generalisation, and by enhancing their skills to apply Mathematics to unfamiliar real life situations.
All of the Mathematics teachers at TGS have excellent subject knowledge and a lot of experience of teaching the IB. We all love Maths and want share our passion for the subject with you!
Both courses aim to introduce and develop important mathematical concepts and techniques in a comprehensible and coherent way, with greater rigour required at Higher Level.
Number and algebra, functions, geometry and trigonometry, statistics and probability and calculus
What do students say?
“Whilst Higher Maths can be challenging at times, I really enjoy making links between different topics and applying my problem-solving skills in interesting ways” Hannah
“Studying Standard Maths is the perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment!” Stef
All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. For Higher Level Mathematics students will need an 8 at GCSE. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole
In recent years, Higher Mathematics students have gone on to study, amongst many other courses, Engineering at Cambridge, Physics at Imperial and Warwick, Economics at Durham, Bristol and Cambridge, Computer Science at Durham, Material Sciences at Oxford and Mathematics at Warwick and Edinburgh.
Standard Level students have gone on to study Accountancy and Finance at LSE, Computer Science at Birmingham, Natural Sciences and Medicine at Cambridge, and Economics at Leeds as well as many others.