Academy of Mathematics
The Academy of Mathematics at Worthing College provides aspiring young mathematicians with the opportunity to access top quality teaching at a college with an excellent mathematics provision. The teaching team includes a number of A Level examiners and text book authors with high levels of expertise and exam board knowledge.
Worthing College also hosts the Further Mathematics Support Programme regional coordinator and is a research centre for theNational Centre for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics.
There are over 300 students taking Mathematics at A Level and, ofthese, 95 study also for Further Mathematics at AS or A2 Level. These numbers include a strong cohort of international students who makea significant contribution to the college. Pass rates are 97% for A level Maths and 100% for Further Maths. High grades (A*-B) are 66% and 100% respectively. There is also the opportunity to study for an A Level in Statistics.
The college is dedicated to encouraging young mathematicians and offering them the best possible opportunities to develop their skills. Support sessions are offered by staff every lunchtime and students have the opportunity to share their love of mathematics by acting as peer mentors. In the Academy of Mathematics, mathematics students will experience the excitement and beauty of mathematics and will be introduced to the many careers available to mathematicians.
What is the Academy of Mathematics?
The Maths Academy consists of a group of about 300 students studying
AS and A Level mathematical subjects. Students in the Academy will be expected to attend many organised activities outside college to enhance their enjoyment and experience of mathematics. Scholars at the Academy will be encouraged to consider pursuing a degree rich in mathematics at the top UK universities. They will have the opportunity to attend preparation sessions for interviews
and will be encouraged to access all the enrichment opportunities available. Worthing College Academy of Mathematics encourages all students with A and A* grades in GCSE Mathematics to access Further Mathematics AS in Year 12.
This prestigious qualification offers the best preparation for a degree which has a significant mathematical content and is valued highly by top universities as well as by employers.