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Mathematics at Framwellgate School

Course description

Why Study Mathematics ?

Mathematics plays an important role in a lot of what we do each day, even though it may not be obvious.

Listening to a CD, watching the weather forecast, playing the latest computer game. Using the internet or making a call on a mobile phone all rely on knowledge of a range of branches of Mathematics. Along with the practical applications, Mathematics has a beauty of its own which can be seen in nature and our environment.

Students studying Mathematics will be equipped with the skills of logic, the ability to analyse and model complex problems and interpret solutions. All of these are transferable skills that will be required in other subjects and enhance your employment prospects.

The skills developed in Mathematics are sought after by many employers, in a wide variety of careers such as financial work, computer game development, engineering, Science based roles, and project management.

Features of the Course:

Mathematics is a ‘language’ that can be used to solve very complex problems. You will develop the tools for Mathematics in your Core lessons and apply them in a choice of Decision Mathematics, Mechanics or Statistics.

The course will include the use of graphical calculators and ICT as appropriate. Students will have the opportunity to purchase graphical calculators in September. All students are provided with access to online support and extra resources to support their learning.

There will be a range of extra-curricular opportunities which will vary across the modules chosen, but may include UKMT Mathematics challenges, links with industry and opportunities to see Mathematics in context.

Modules covered in Year 12:

Core 1 (Non-Calculator)

Core 2

Choose one of Decision 1, Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1

Assessment in Year 12:

Examinations: 3 x 1 hour 30 minutes exams

Coursework: None


Modules covered in Year 13:

Core 3

Core 4

Choose one of Decision 2, Mechanics 2 or Statistics 2 (this follows on from choice in Year 12)

Assessment in Year 13


Examinations: 3 x 1 hour 30 minutes exams

Coursework: None

Entry requirements

In order to enrol on sixth form courses, applicants will need to have achieved:

  • 5 A* to C Grades in separate subjects and in addition
  • Grade B or above from GCSE Mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Framwellgate School directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September