All students at Sands do Maths and nearly all take a GCSE in it.
However, no subjects at Sands are compulsory. Particularly because some students really dislike maths, this may seem a contradiction. In order to make even the most hardened maths hater choose to come to their maths, a constant gentle draw of encouragement and discussion is necessary.
Given the small class sizes it is possible to give enough support in classes to help people who struggle with the subject, as well as push the able students to achieve their best.