Mathematics - Hurstpierpoint College


Mathematics is a popular subject at Hurst, with around half of our students taking Mathematics further than GCSE level. We have 16 teachers in the Maths department, who are all passionate about the subject and supportive towards all the pupils.


At A-level, we offer Mathematics and Further Maths, and support our most able students to study STEP or similar for university entry. In 2019, two students scored the top grade in STEP, with one going on to study Mathematics at Cambridge. Mathematics is a challenging but fascinating and extremely rewarding course. It will help students develop many skills including organising and presenting a structured and logical argument, thinking in an abstract way, and building confidence in mastering challenging ideas.

Co-curricular opportunities

Students are encouraged to take part in the Senior Maths Challenges throughout the year.

Higher Education and career opportunities

Many of our students go on to study Mathematics or related subjects at university. Degree courses in Engineering, Economics, Design, Computer Science, Medicine and the Physical Sciences follow naturally from an A-level qualification in Mathematics and develop many of the concepts and ideas introduced in the Sixth Form.

Careers in Architecture and Accountancy, amongst others, will benefit from a good qualification in Mathematics as this indicates the ability to think logically and to explain clearly. It also demonstrates an appreciation of mathematical rigour.