Radyr Sixth Form
Welcome to the Mathematics Homepage.
Mathematics is a very popular subject in the 6th Form and most students choose it because they enjoy mathematics and wish to continue to gain satisfaction from it by studying it in more depth. In addition to developing students’ numerical skills, mathematics develops their ability to analyse and solve problems in a logical way, explaining their reasoning using symbols with precision.
Although students mix mathematics with all kinds of subjects (history, art, English etc.) it provides particular support for those with some underlying mathematical content, such as physics, chemistry, biology, economics and geography. Mathematics is normally required for post-18 study of mathematics, physics and engineering, and it is valued by many university departments.
Further Mathematics AS or A2 can only be taken if Mathematics is being studied. The course is designed for able mathematics students who would like to develop greater knowledge and understanding than the normal A level provides. The long-standing popularity of Further Mathematics is a notable feature of this school. By adding both breadth and depth to students’ experience of mathematics the Further Mathematics course gives them insight into the beauty and elegance of the subject, and often inspires further study.
Further Mathematics is desirable for the study of mathematics, economics, physics, engineering and other sciences at university, especially those in the research intensive universities. For some of the most selective universities it is a requirement.