Year 10 Set A recently had the opportunity to receive a taster lesson in A Level Maths/Further Maths from the Headteacher at LUSoM, Peter Tiltman.
Students were given a brief overview of what LUSoM is and where it is based. They were then informed about the importance of studying Mathematics. Students realised that studying Mathematics further leads to versatile qualifications and allows you to develop key employability skills such as problem solving, communication, logical reasoning and resilience, hence leading onto a variety of career choices. Students also saw that many other subject areas also use some form of mathematics, such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Psychology, Law and many others.
According to the JCQ data, A Level Mathematics was the most popular A Level entry in 2022, showing that it is becoming an increasingly popular choice of subject (95635 exam entries in the UK).
After this, students were given a taster lesson in one of the topics in A Level Maths/Further Maths, as well as the Level 2 Qualification in Further Maths, Pascal’s triangle, leading onto the Binomial Expansion. Students were thoroughly engaged and participated well in the lesson. They realised that although GCSE Mathematics consists of many standalone topics, the further they pursue the subject, they more they will start to see the different areas of mathematics interlink.