Abbey CBS Newry Grammar School

The Abbey Grammar School
77a, Ashgrove Road
Co Down, BT34 1QN
N Ireland
+44 (0) 28 3026 3142


Mathematics is all around us. It exists in the proportions of artistic works, in the scores of our favourite songs and in the physical structures we live and work in daily. It is also the bedrock of many other subjects including the Sciences, Economics and Engineering and is extremely relevant to subjects like Psychology and Design.

Quick Contact Details

Mrs S Burns

Curriculum Information

GCSE Mathematics
This specification:

  • requires more problem-solving and applying mathematics than previous specifications; and
  • introduces functional elements in mathematics.
    The specification gives students opportunities to:
  • develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts;
  • acquire and use problem-solving strategies;
  • select and apply mathematical techniques and methods in mathematical, everyday and real-world situations;
  • reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences, and draw conclusions; and
  • interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms.

It also gives students a sound basis for progression, including progression to further study of mathematics at AS/A2 level or to the world of work.

GCSE Further Mathematics
This GCSE Further Mathematics specification replaces our Additional Mathematics specification and retains much of the same content. First teaching is from September 2013, and we will make the first awards in summer 2014.

Further Mathematics involves studying mathematics at a level beyond GCSE Higher Tier. It can act as a stepping stone that gives students a sound basis for studying GCE Mathematics, introducing some of the mechanics and statistics topics that appear at AS/A2 level.

A Level Mathematics
Students of our Edexcel A level in Maths will develop an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes, develop the ability to reason logically and construct mathematical proofs, and understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics can be connected.
Students with a qualification in GCE Mathematics have experienced success in further and higher education as well as careers in accountancy, finance, statistics, computer programming, engineering, medicine, psychology, dentistry and teaching among others.

Departmental Staff

Mrs S Burns


Mrs B Tohil


Mrs G Boyd


Mrs K Doherty


Mrs M Murphy