Mathematics is at the core of many decision-making aspects throughout our lives. This is because it involves logical thinking, problem solving and convincing somebody that your reasoning is correct… so it’s a challenging subject to study, but if you have generally enjoyed and been successful in Maths so far, you will find AS/A-level Maths and Further Maths a natural progression from GCSE. In lessons, students work individually, alongside free-flowing discussion and questioning that leads to having a good underlying grasp of the subject.
COURSE CONTENT & ASSESSMENT
Students undertake pure maths and applied maths in Statistics and Mechanics across Year 12 and 13 which build on each other as well as introducing a few new topics along the way. In addition, students are able to take an AS or A level in Further Maths, this involves studying additional pure maths along with Statistics and Decision Maths (mathematics for business, social sciences; a course involving strategic thinking and problem solving) units. Overall, Mathematics is challenging, creative, useful and enjoyable! Learning takes place through a variety of teacher inputs, whole class discussion and small group discussion, note taking with examples, answering questions and reviewing exam practice papers. Students will need an advanced calculator to partake in these courses, a Casio CG50 or Casio 991 classwiz.
The majority of students with an A-level Maths qualification progress to higher education. Research shows that mathematics students earn more and have skills that underpin many different professions and subjects.
GCSE Mathematics a minimum of Grade 6 for A Level Mathematics. GCSE Mathematics a minimum of Grade 7 for A Level Further Mathematics
“I enjoy Maths and felt that I wanted to go further with Maths as part of my education. Maths is a subject that would fit with virtually any career I might choose.”