Mathematics at Penketh High School
AS YEAR 12The units covered are:C1 – Involves refining and extending your algebraic skills, working with graphs and coordinatesand proving mathematical ideas. C2 – You will extend your knowledge of trigonometry and work with new measures of angles.You will be introduced to the methods of Calculus and their uses. You will also have the opportunity to work with logarithms in a practical context. S1 – Your knowledge of statistical calculations will be extended to include a variety of measuresof central tendency and spread. You will also build on your current skills in probability and includepractical applications of hypothesis testing.A2 YEAR 13The units covered are:C3 – You will develop your basic skills in Calculus as well as looking at the language and use offunctions. You will also be required to complete an extended piece of coursework solving equations using numerical rather than algebraic methods. C4 – You will be given the opportunity to further develop your skills in algebra andtrigonometry and study vector geometry in more depth. M1 – You will learn about forces and Newton’s Laws of motion as well as studying the path ofprojectiles. This unit is a very useful companion to A level Physics. You will be assessed at the end of each topic studied by your course teacher. External assessment is by written examination in January and June of each year as well as the coursework component in C3. In addition, Unit C4 contains a 1 hour comprehension styleexamination.
To study Mathematics at AS or A2 it is recommended that you have a minimum of Grade A atGCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Penketh High School directly.