Mathematics A Level
Hours taught per fortnight (KS5): 9
The Mathematics Curriculum at Key Stage 5 builds upon the knowledge and skills gained from studying GCSE Mathematics and introduces calculus and its applications. Throughout, the curriculum aims to demonstrate how mathematical ideas are interconnected, with a strong emphasis on modelling situations algebraically, with links also being made to science, social sciences, and business. In Year 13 students are given the opportunity to make sense of real-life data in the study of Statistics as well as understanding the physical world in a variety of contexts within Mechanics. Emphasis is also placed upon preparing students for using their mathematical understanding within Higher Education; as wellbeing guided within their independent study, students also learn as a team within seminar-style study groups. In this way, students further develop their skills in mathematical argument and problem-solving.
For a summary of the curriculum, please see the document below.