Mathematics

Key Stage

5

Qualification

A-Level

Board

Edexcel

Single Award

Valid for

2018 - 2020

Contact

Mr

T

Baguley

Faculty

Mathematics

Course Content & Assessment

The Mathematics Faculty is well resourced and has 9 dedicated classrooms based on the top floor of E Building. The Faculty has the benefit of interactive whiteboards in every room and laptops and computers available to use in every classroom.

Students in all years will have the opportunity to be involved in activities such as The Cipher Challenge and the UK Maths Challenges. The QE Maths Faculty is always striving to develop new initiatives such as ‘The M Word’ and charity fund raising activities. We can also be found on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

A-Level Mathematics offers students with a strong understanding of Maths the chance to study it at a higher level. It provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. Techniques covered include algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, which together form the fundamental building-blocks of the subject.

A-Level mathematics is now the most popular A-Level subject in the UK. It is a course that is, not only, stimulating but also highly rewarding.

The course will develop key employability skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience. And leads to a versatile qualification that is well-respected by employers and higher education, especially Russell Group Universities.

It is a challenging course that links very strongly to a range of other courses at university level. It relies heavily on strong prerequisite algebra skills from GCSE and strong work-ethic for exploration and self-study. 
 
Students who continue their studies into Years 12 and 13 can choose to study A and AS Levels in Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Both are courses that will prepare students for a variety of university courses. The syllabus followed is Edexcel (8371/9371).

Units
Functional Numeracy
Angles and 2D shapes
Powers and Roots
Expressions, Functions and Formulae
Averages and Spread
Ratio and Proportion
Perimeter, Area, Volume and Measure
Pythagoras and Trigonometry
Sequences and Graphs
Collecting and Representing Data
Fractions and Percentages
Linear Equations and Inequalities
Constructions and 3D Shapes
Probability
Quadratics
Transformations
Circles
Non Linear Equations and Graphs

Entry Criteria & Progression

Route A: GCSE Grade 7 in Mathematics.
Route B: GCSE Grade 6 in Further Mathematics

There is a vast array of opportunities for students with an A-Level mathematics from; Games Design, Internet Security, Programming, Communications, all applications of engineering, Population modelling, Quantum Physics, Astronomy, Forensics and DNA sequencing. This is a small list of key areas where there are currently shortages in the UK workforce.

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Email: office@queenelizabeths.com

Headteacher: Mrs Katie Boyes

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