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Mathematics

Every student studies Core Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

Core Mathematics: This component makes up the majority of an A Level in Mathematics. It covers the study of algebra, number and trigonometry and makes up two-thirds of the work each year.

Mechanics: In this course mathematics is used to describe and explain real-world situations. It includes the action of forces on physical structures and moving bodies. Very useful for future Physicists, Engineers, Architects and others, it complements some of the topics covered in A-Level Physics.

Statistics: This is concerned with data handling and is applicable to a wider range of subjects. The presentation, collection and interpretation of data are studied, together with further applications of the ideas of probability to predict and explain results.

Exam Board: Edexcel  Please look at this link for Mathematics on the Edexcel website

Entry Requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths and 60%+ on the entrance test.

Future opportunities

A level Mathematics is of benefit to those intending to embark on a scientific or engineering career and provides support to those students wishing to study business, accounting, architecture or humanities. Maths has wide applications in industry, business, finance, science and technology. Maths qualifications can help you towards a future career in these areas. It is also a useful support for many University courses, which increasingly can involve statistics modules.

"Maths has been an excellent opportunity to improve my critical and analytical thinking. It's also boosted my confidence immensely, as I've been pushed out of my comfort zone to learn new things and tackle problems. It's definitely an incredibly challenging course, but this is useful as it builds resilience and independence, from both learning to tackle issues myself and having confidence to approach teachers for help. It requires a large of amount of dedication and time management, but these are important skills that will be vital in later life." Aysha - Year 12

"Choosing maths is a decision I'm glad I made. It fascinates me and the support provided by my teachers has allowed my to become fully immersed in it; maths in particular is a subject that reinforces my curiosity. In lessons, thinking is key; the way in which ideas are taught has really developed my problem solving skills and my ability to think laterally. I think I have enjoyed the subject so much because I get a real sense of improvement." Jevan - Year 12

Course

Please look at this link for the Edexcel Mathematics specification.

All students following Mathematics courses will be required to have a graphical calculator (cost approximately £90 - can be ordered through school).

There is no coursework - all assessment is by written examination at the end o51p9bwxn1sl sx324 bo1204203200f the two year course.

Reading Lists

Please look at this link for our Mathematics Recommended Reading List.

Mathematics Department

Subject Leader Mr G Woodwards
Key Stage 3 Co-ordinator Mrs R Hobson
Key Stage 4 Co-ordinator Mr E Otoo
  Mr E Ano
  Mrs D Antoine
  Mr T Fox 
  Mrs D Lea
  Mrs J Mitchell
  Mrs C Rance
  Miss A Saunders
  Mr L Tagliani
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