Maths A Level

“The essence of math is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.”
- S. Gudder

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader:
Mr A Abubakari
KS5 Subject Teachers: Mr A Abubakari, Mr H Grewal, Mr G Stephens, Ms L Popat

DEPARTMENT STAFF
Subject Leader:
Mr A Abubakari
KS5 Subject Teachers:
Mr A Abubakari, Mr H Grewal,
Mr G Stephens, Ms L Popat

Department Aims:

  • To support every student to achieve to her full potential in Maths
  • To ensure that the curriculum objectives closely matched to each individual student
  • To ensure that students find Maths stimulating and challenging
  • To provide a robust foundation for understanding how Mathematics proliferates the world we live in.

A level Maths is a two year course that is broken into Pure and Applied Maths;

Pure Mathematics extends the work on Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion and Geometry and their applications as well as covering Calculus.  It is worth two thirds of the course.

The remaining third of the course will be split equally between Statistics and Mechanics:

  • The Statistics content involves data analysis and will complement Psychology, Biology, Geography and Economics.
  • The Mechanics content involves the study of motion and will apply Mathematics to problems in the real world and relate well to Physics and Engineering.

Assessment

There are 3 two-hour written examinations, to be taken at the end of Year 13 (Edexcel specification):

  • Paper1: Pure Maths AS content assessed at A level standard
  • Paper 2: Remaining Pure Maths content which builds on and incorporate AS content.
  • Paper 3: Statistics and mechanics.

Entry requirements: GCSE grade 7 in Mathematics

Possible Careers: Studying maths helps students develop skills in logical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making, which are valued by employers across many job sectors.  It is also an excellent preparation for a wide range of university courses.

Useful Websites:
Maths Genies: https://www.mathsgenie.co.uk/alevelpapers.html
Maths and Physics Tutor: https://www.physicsandmathstutor.com
Exam Solution: https://www.examsolutions.net
Mathcentre: https://www.mathcentre.ac.uk

Trips & Extra Curricular Club/Activities
Our students take part in UKMT Senior Maths Challenge (Individual) and the UKMT Team Challenge (groups).

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