Maths at Knutsford Academy
Students find that concepts and ideas are taken much further than at GCSE, often into the abstract. Much of the lesson time is spent in looking at mathematical theory and proof and students do many of the follow up exercises in their own time. As the subject is sequential, constantly building on skills covered previously, it is important that students keep up with homework assignments. They should continually review their work and seek help outside lessons if they need further clarification. There are two variations of the basic course. Both spend approximately half the time studying Pure Mathematics including trigonometric functions and calculus, and using algebra throughout.
Pure and Applied Mathematics Course Content
In this course, Pure Mathematics is accompanied by a combination of Mechanics and Statistics. Mechanics studies the action of forces on moving bodies and has a natural link with the Physics A level course. Statistics includes the collection and in-depth analysis of data. This course is particularly suited to those going on to study science or engineering and is a good choice for students taking science A levels.
Pure Mathematics with Mechanics Course Content
This course combines Pure Mathematics with a comprehensive study of Mechanics, useful to those going on to study Physics or Engineering. Assessment Requirements Three modules are taken in the Lower Sixth. This is equivalent to an AS level qualification. The three remaining modules, taken in the Upper Sixth, complete the A level.
Students MUST obtain A2 Mathematics to be eligible for A2 in Further Mathematics. This course is available only to the most able students and is usually taken as a fourth A level subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Knutsford Academy directly.