Solving Problems

Through the analysis of a given subject by applying the principles and rules of mathematics, we are able to solve problems of calculation and geometry, as well as the tasks of logic, economics, and issues in many areas of everyday life.

Head of Department
Dr Peter Kowalski
Mathematics, University College London

The best thing about the Maths department in AHS is the teachers. I find that anytime I don’t understand something, the teacher goes out of their way to explain the topic in a different manner until I understand. I also love how willing the teachers always are to help and provide extra materials or information that isn’t in the curriculum.

Hanna, Year 11 student

Mathematics within the A Level system can be developed in many different directions.

Most classes concern the area of pure mathematics – a strict and precise science, still free from unnecessary formalism at this stage.

At the same time we attach great importance to applied mathematics: the strict application of mathematics in statistics and probability, mechanics, and the introduction to algorithms and programming.

At Akademeia High School we believe that Maths is a crucial part of the contemporary world; hence, it is compulsory to study the subject during the first years here. We want our students to study Maths courses that fit their individual academic needs. Our alumni have a well-developed intuition, which enables them to understand Maths on the level they find useful in further education and work.

iGCSE Mathematics syllabus structure

Board / specificationSyllabus content
Pearson Edexcel Numbers
Algebra and graphs
Probability and Statistics

A Level Mathematics syllabus structure

UnitSyllabus content
Pure MathematicsAlgebra, Exponents and Logarithms, Coordinate Geometry, Parametric Equations, Vectors, Numerical Methods, Trigonometry, Sequences and Series, Curve Sketching, Functions, Calculus
StatisticsData Presentation, Exploring Data, Correlation and Regression, Probability, Normal Distribution, Other Distributions, Sampling, Hypothesis Testing
MechanicsMotion Graphs, Projectiles, Collisions, Vectors and Newton’s Laws, Centre of Mass, Equilibrium of a Rigid Body, Uniform Motion in a Circle, Energy, Work and Power
Further / Pure MathematicsComplex Numbers, Matrices, Proof, Advanced Curve Sketching, Coordinate Systems, Series, Further Calculus
Decision MathematicsAlgorithms, Networks, Linear Programming, Critical Path Analysis, Game Theory, Optimalisation, Simulation, Logic and Boolean Algebra

Your path in Maths will be directed by exceptional and experienced teachers who are keen to show you graphical explanations of algebraic routes you will need to take while solving problems. After some time, it becomes so natural to think in a graphical way that it’s really hard not to do that. Even if you haven’t made friends with Maths in the past, you’ll soon find the classes to be a breeze.

Krzysztof, Year 12 student

Extra-curricular activities offered

  •  Maths Club – extra mathematics classes for younger students​
  •  Maths Olympiad – advanced classes for the advanced students​
  •  Coding – both for beginners and advanced students
  •  Python elective – becoming a “Pythonista”

Our students have received offers from the following top universities:

  • University of Cambridge, Mathematics
  • University College London (UCL), Astrophysics
  • University College London (UCL), Computer Science
  • University College London (UCL), Economics
  • University College London (UCL), Mathematics
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Economics and Economic History
  • Imperial College London, Physics with Theoretical Physics
  • University of Exeter, Mathematics
  • University of Glasgow, Computing Science
  • University of Warwick, Economics
  • University of Warwick, Engineering