Mathematics A Level at Blenheim High School
We teach the Edexcel specification which aims to enable students to understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study. The course is made up of three components:
The Pure mathematics component of the course covers the following topics: Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, vectors and numerical methods.
The Statistics component comprises: Statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.
The Mechanics component comprises: Quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws and moments.
Three 2 hour exams at the end of the linear 2-year course:
Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1
Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2
Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics
Studying Mathematics is a step towards many careers; not only in areas such as insurance, finance, computing, engineering, medicine and management but also in architecture, CAD design, food technology, meteorology and the Armed Forces. Degrees in subjects such as Engineering and the Sciences require Mathematics while in many other subjects mathematics is useful.
The UKMT senior maths challenge is held in school each year and there is also the opportunity to represent the school in the senior maths team challenge.
We also ask A level students to assist in GCSE Maths classes which provides excellent experience of explaining mathematical concepts to KS4 students and can also help consolidate your knowledge and understanding. Opportunities to take on additional maths mentoring of small groups is also available.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Blenheim High School directly.