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Mathematics A Level at The Judd School

Course description

Why choose this subject?

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected subject that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.

Why study it at The Judd School?

The Mathematics Department at The Judd is one of the largest and most successful departments within the school. Mathematics is an extremely popular subject, taken by more than eighty per cent of sixth formers at A Level of which a substantial number take Further Mathematics. The Department enjoys regular success with Oxbridge applications and many pupils distinguish themselves in National Mathematics competitions.

We wish to stimulate interest in, and enthusiasm for, the study of mathematics for its own sake so that students discover for themselves the richness and variety of the subject and the unique insight it provides into the nature of the world around them. This is not to overlook the development of the skills required for adult life, other subjects, and the passing of examinations but is intended to demonstrate our commitment to the fostering of a positive attitude to the subject. We also aim to provide students of varying abilities and interests the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the subject at an appropriate level and rate of progress. We would hope to foster a sense of the awe and wonder of mathematics and an appreciation of its power, beauty and elegance.

Course content

What you will be learning (course outline):

Although the specifications for Mathematics A Level are yet to be accredited, the content has been fully specified by the Department for Education.

The overarching themes of the new Mathematics A level are:

·         Mathematical argument, language and proof

·         Mathematical problem solving

·         Mathematical modelling

You will study a set Core Maths syllabus, alongside some Mechanics and Statistics content. As well as being able to present a reasoned and logical argument, you will be taught to make use of appropriate, current technology to solve problems. You will also be given the opportunity to work with a large data set, using statistical packages to explore, interpret and summarise this data throughout the Statistics part of the course.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:  

To study for a Single Maths A Level – Grade 8 in the new GCSE Maths.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: To be confirmed

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