Mathematics: Mission statement
To develop an appreciation of the intrinsic delights and application of Mathematics in the real world.
Key Stage 5
Both Mathematics and Further Mathematics provide opportunities for learners to enjoy acquiring disciplined logical thinking skills which are, then, applied across a wide range of modelled situations in the Arts and Sciences. The courses prepare students to develop theory independently and provide a firm basis for future study at degree level and beyond.
The A level Mathematics course consists of 6 units and follows the EDEXCEL syllabus. Three units are studied in Year 12, Core 1, Core 2 and an applications unit Statistics 1. These units are all assessed by external examination in the summer of year 12. Three more units are studied in Year 13, Core 3, Core 4 and the applications unit Mechanics 1. Again these units are all assessed by external examination in the summer of Year 13.
The A Level Further Mathematics course builds on a students’ understanding in A Level Mathematics and also follows the EDEXCEL syllabus. Three units are studied in Year 12, Further Pure 1, Decision Mathematics 1 and Mechanics 1 which is studied in Year 12 for Further Mathematics students. These units are assessed by external examination in the summer of Year 12. In Year 13, Further Mathematics students study Mechanics 2, Mechanics 3, Statistics 2 and Further Pure 2. Again these units are all assessed by external examination in the summer of Year 13.