Students can opt to take Mathematics at A Level, and can combine this with an A Level in Further Mathematics. Please follow the links below to find out more information on each subject.
|Exam Board||EDEXCEL MATHEMATICS|
|Description||It provides a good foundation for the study of Mathematics at a higher level, which is essential for further study in many Mathematical and Physical sciences, and desirable for many other including Physics, Engineering, Economics, Accountancy and Finance, Computer Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Philosophy, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry and Geology as well as Mathematics itself|
|Mathematics will follow the new 2017 Edexcel exam board specification. Mathematics is a popular choice and it complements many other subjects in the curriculum. The course is linear and students will take all exams at the end of the two-year course.
Paper 1 and Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 1
Algebra and Functions
Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane
Arithmetic Sequences and Series
Exponentials and logarithms
Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics
Representation and Summary of Data
Statistical hypothesis testing
Quantities and units in mechanics
Forces and Newton’s Laws
|Enrichment opportunities||Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to sit the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Students also have the opportunity to compete in the UKMT/FMSP Senior Maths Team Challenge and to attend enrichment activities at local universities. The department also arranges a team of sixth form students to help younger students at local primary schools. There is also a team of sixth formers who act as subject mentors and provide tutoring to lower school members|
|Assessment||Students are assessed in school using a variety of end of topic tests, end of unit tests and homework assignments. These are monitored closely and are linked to reporting, rewards and interventions.|