Maths GCSE

All students follow a course of study that leads to a GCSE qualification in mathematics, with the examination papers being taken in June of Year 11.   The GCSE mathematics specifications are changing for first teaching in September 2015 (examinations in June 2017) and we will be following is AQA 8300.  The course will help students relate mathematics to real life and will provide a strong foundation for students who wish to study mathematics in the sixth form.

This course should enable students to:

  1. Develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts
  2. Acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems
  3. Reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions
  4. Comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

The course gives students the opportunities to study the following topics:

  1. Number
  2. Algebra
  3. Ratio, proportion and rates of change
  4. Geometry and measures
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics

A Level Maths

A-Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics cover a wide range of mathematical topics and strands. We deliver the content of A-Level mathematics to complement our Engineering qualifications.  This is a qualification which is highly prized by universities and employers.  Students take the AS level examinations at the end of year 12 and if successful may continue to complete the full A level.  The AS level is worth 50% of the complete A level.

At AS-Level students will study the AQA specification 5361. The following 3 units will make up the qualification:

Core 1 Core 2 Statistics 1
Algebra Algebra and Functions Numerical Measures
Co-ordinate Geometry Sequences and Series Probability
Differentiation Trigonometry Binomial Distribution
Integration Exponentials and Logarithms Normal Distribution
Differentiation Estimation
Integration Correlation & Regression
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At A Level students will study the AQA specification 6361.  In addition the above 3 units, the following 3 units will make up the qualification:

Core 3 Core 4 Mechanics 1
Algebra and Functions Algebra and Functions Mathematical Modelling
Trigonometry Coordinate Geometry Kinematics
Exponentials and Logs Sequences and Series Statics and Forces
Differentiation Trigonometry Momentum
Integration Calculus Newton’s Laws
Numerical Methods Vectors Projectiles
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