Wellington School counts its success

A Review of 2017-18

The Maths department at Wellington School has been reflecting on another magnificent year.

Once again, the school leads the area in achieving top grades; 53% of our IGCSE students secured the equivalent of an A*.  Many of them sat the new 9-1 qualification and 30% of this year’s candidates secured a grade 9.

Ten of our year 11 students also gained the top grade in Additional Maths.

60% of our students obtained an A or A* in their A Level Maths examination.

Students from across the school have also seen success in the UK Maths Challenges.  Over 150 certificates have been awarded, including an amazing 30 at the highest gold standard.  A number of students have progressed to further rounds where they have continued to succeed, securing Merit and Distinction awards.

Students have also grasped many other mathematical opportunities:

  • Three students achieved a distinction on the British Mathematical Olympiad.
  • Our Senior Maths Challenge Team won their regional final and then achieved a top-half finish at the national finals in London.
  • Last year’s A Level students achieved a total of 7 merits and 2 distinctions on the Advanced Extension Award.
  • One Lower Sixth student achieved a distinction on both the BMO and the AEA and also achieved a grade 1 on a Cambridge STEP exam.

Peter Buckingham, Head of Maths commented:

“Once again this year has been truly spectacular.  We are extremely proud of our students’ successes in public examinations and national competitions.  Our students have progressed to the most prestigious Universities to study a broad range of mathematically based subjects from Engineering to Economics and the next wave of talent is clearly emerging; our students’ performances continue to impress.”

The Wellington School Maths Challenge

To encourage the next generation of mathematicians, Wellington School organises an annual team competition for local Primary Schools. Teams of four students, aged up to 11, work together for one hour on mathematical problems. Please use the links on the right to see some of the past questions.