Students are taught by well qualified teachers in a variety of ways including; example-led whole class teaching, individual work on exercises from text books or worksheets, paired or group work on matching activities or problem solving, watching video
clips using online teaching resources, graphical calculators and computer software. A substantial amount of individual work is expected outside of lessons which should match the amount of contact time in class.
AS Level Further Mathematics
This qualification broadens and reinforces the content of A Level Mathemtaics. It introduces complex numbers and matrices and gives students opportunity to extend their knowledge in Applied Mathematics and logical reasoning.
A Level Further Mathematics
Building on AS Further Mathemaics, this A Level will also cover differential equations, further calculus and vectors as well as a variety of areas of Applied Mathematics related to engieering, physical sciences and computing.
- Maths Higher Tier grade B or above
Requires two timetable blocks of study.
Enrichment - The Mathematics Academy
Extension activities are available to all Maths students by enrolling in the Maths Academy. Anyone wishing to pursue a Higher Education course in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or similar would benefit from attending the Maths Academy in addition
to Mathematics lessons. The activities include
• Participation in the Senior Mathematics Challenge/Maths Olympiad
• An introduction to specialist Maths software (Matlab)
• Exploration of various enrichment topics such as Infinity, Group Theory, Probability Simulation and Fitting Curves to Data
• AEA and STEP preparation in the second year