Exam Board: AQA
Year 1 involves studying a combination of pure and applied Maths. The pure topics covered include Proof, Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors.
The applied topics are a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics including Statistical Sampling, Data Presentation and Interpretation, Probability, Statistical Distributions, Statistical Hypothesis Testing, Quantities and Units in Mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s Laws.
Year 2 continues to evolve mathematical ideas across all the topics previously taught.
Teaching groups are not set in Sixth Form Maths and students will have two teachers. Each teacher will teach 3 x 50min lessons per week. During the course pupils will be internally assessed at regular intervals and although these assessments do not count towards their final grade will help support and guide students on how they are progressing. Students will have access to extensive support should they need.
Prior to starting on the A Level course students are expected to complete a Summer Transition Booklet which focuses on Higher GCSE key skills. Students will also be internally tested within their first 2 weeks of starting the course to ascertain their suitably to cope with the demands of A-Level Maths.
This qualification is linear. Students will sit all exams at the end of their two-year course.
Mathematics affects everything we do in our lives. It forms the basis for many other subjects and is fascinating in its own right. It also leads on to a variety of fulfilling careers. For example, Engineering, IT, Medicine, Media, Computer Games, Finance, Teaching, Food Technology, Graphics, Transport and the Environment.
Students studying the new 9-1 GCSE Maths are required to have at least a Grade 7. Students who do not meet the criteria may be considered on a case by case basis.