Department Leader: Charlotte Knight
In the sixth form students can follow courses in A level Maths, A level Further Maths or AS Mathematical Studies. Students who take Further Maths must also take Maths.
We follow the Edexcel A level Maths and Further Maths syllabi and the AQA Mathematical Studies syllabus.
All modules in A level Maths are compulsory as follows:
Students will aim to sit three two hour exams at the end of year 13.
Two of these will concentrate on the pure mathematics topics such as:
Algebra, Geometry, Calculus, Vectors, etc.
The other exam will be 50% Statistics and 50% Mechanics.
In the statistics module students will be investigating topics such as:
Probability, Statistical Distributions and Hypothesis Tests, Data Presentation and Interpretation, etc.
In mechanics they will study:
Kinematics, Forces, Moments, Newton’s Laws, etc.
(These topics should also help support any students wishing to study physics.)
In A level Further Maths students currently study the Core Pure element and then Further Pure and Decision Maths.
Complex numbers, matrices, proof, differential equations, algorithms, critical path analysis and linear programming
All courses are 100% exam based.
Schemes of Work for both the A levels are below.