Key Stage 5

At Key Stage 5  

Course requirements: Grade 6 in the new 9-1 GCSE exams or above at the Higher Tier. 

Mathematics AS/A2 Level is very successful and graphic calculators are used as a teaching resource within the department.  Mathematics is a very popular and successful A Level choice (4 groups) and our former students have achieved excellent degree results at University. 

Course outline: AS/A2 Level Edexcel

At AS/A2 Level we study the Edexcel specification.

As well as a liking for solving problems and enthusiasm for the subject you will need a folder, USB memory stick and other general day to day equipment.

Students are provided with digital copies of textbooks and past exam papers for their revision. For past papers we ask for a nominal charge for the year for which we will provide papers and solution for units.

In year 12 as part of the AS course the modules we currently cover are Core 1 (C1), Core 2 (C2) and Statistics 1 (S1). The C1, C2 and S1 exams are examined in the summer term.  In year 13 we cover Core 3 (C3), Core 4 (C4) and Mechanics 1 (M1)/ Statistics 2 (S2).   C3, C4, M1 and S2 exams are examined in the summer term.  In addition, GATE students are given the opportunity and support to study for Further Maths.

Student progress is monitored through regular homework tasks and monthly progress tests. Student absences from lesson are reported to parents through group texts.

Resources needed: During your lessons you will need a range of basic equipment such as pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, rubber and a ruler.  You would also benefit from having an A4 folder.   You are expected to bring a scientific calculator to all lessons.

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in “mathematics”.  This includes Engineering, Architecture, Medicine, Meteorology, Sport Science and Teaching.