Exam Board: Pearson Edexcel
Entry Requirements: Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics.
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A Level Mathematics is a fascinating subject to study. The course deals with developing logic and problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of areas. Studying the course will develop your fluency in key mathematical topics and teach you how to construct an organised and logical argument.
Whilst the course covers and extends many of the GCSE topics, such as algebra and geometry, it also quickly moves on to new topics where we introduce you to calculus, exponential functions and logarithms. Alongside the pure mathematics topics, we also learn about applications of maths through the study of statistics and mechanics.
Maths helps to support the study of subjects including physics, chemistry, engineering, IT, economics, business, psychology and biology.
In Year 12 we cover the following topics:
- Linear & circle geometry
- Exponentials & logarithms
- Collecting & analysing data
- Statistical distributions
- Hypothesis testing
- Variable acceleration
In Year 13 we cover the following topics:
- Sequences & series
- Binomial expansions
- Further trigonometry
- Further calculus
- Parametric equations
- Numerical methods
- Conditional probability
- Normal distribution
Beyond the classroom
Our Maths Department has friendly, supportive staff who frequently run support sessions for students outside of class. Interventions and revision sessions are held near exam time on specific modules.
Mathematics helps us in all aspects of life, whether it be when we’re out shopping, adapting a recipe or general problem-solving, so mathematics will aid all students whatever path they choose to take. Students who enjoy mathematics can go onto study any of the following courses at university:
- Any engineering related course
- Any science related courses
- Any business/economics courses
- Any computing courses
Numerous students have gone on to study mathematics or a mathematics related degree at highly prestigious universities, with successful admissions to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.
Many employers favour applicants who have a good mathematics background. Employers generally want to employ people who have shown that they can solve problems and a solid maths qualification provides this proof.