Shrewsbury School

Mathematics

More detail about all of our academic faculties can be found in our Third Form Curriculum document, our Fourth Form Curriculum document (leading up to GCSE)  and the the Sixth Form and Beyond.



Head of Faculty: Mr J.C. Armstrong

At Shrewsbury we place a great emphasis on the more enjoyable side of mathematics found in problem solving. Each year we enter about 150 pupils for the Senior and Intermediate Mathematical Challenges, with a dozen or so qualifying for later rounds. A few pupils have enjoyed considerable success in these in recent years.

In addition, Shrewsbury has three prizes of its own for internal mathematical competitions: the Arnold Hagger Prize, the David Harrison Prize and the Powell Prize. The first of these takes the form of a ninety minute paper with unusual and challenging questions, and is designed to pick out the most able, rather than the most knowledgeable, mathematician in the School. The David Harrison Prize is awarded to the best mathematical presentation, which can be historical in nature, encouraging pupils to carry out their own research in whatever field they might find appealing. The Powell Prize is open to the Third and Fourth Formers only, and consists of a series of weekly problems of an amusing and puzzling nature.


A Level Results - Mathematics

    A*   A     B     C     D     E     U     Total
2017 21 26 14 9 4 0 1 75
2016 29 24 17 6 3 2 0 82
2015 31 24 14 0 2 0 0 71
2014 26 27 12 5 0 0 1 71
2013 28 20 16 11 2 0 0 77

A Level Results - Further Mathematics

    A*   A     B     C     D     E     U     Total
2017 9 6 1 4 2 0 0 22
2016 11 8 8 0 0 0 0 27
2015 13 4 1 3 0 0 0 21
2014 12 2 3 1 1 1 0 20
2013 13 8 1 0 1 0 0 23

GCSE Results - Mathematics

     A*     A     B     C     Below C     Total
2017 58 40 38 12 0 148
2016 61 19 19 8 1 108
2015 54 33 22 10 2 121
2014 53 34 37 5 0 129
2013 63 34 23 7 0 127

 

FSMQ - Additional Mathematics

     A*      A       B       C      Below C     Total
2017 N/A 14 6 2 3 25
2016 N/A 19 5 7 3 34
2015 N/A 16 2 2 3 23
2014 N/A 18 4 3 3 28
2013 N/A 14 10 2 0 26
2012 N/A 20 0 0 0 20
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