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Mathematics at Formby High School

Course description

Whether your aim is to study Mathematics at university or as an excellent grounding for careers in science, technology, medicine, engineering, economics or banking, A Level Mathematics is a rewarding, interesting, stimulating and enjoyable course. At its core, it can be described as the application of a limited number of methods to a never ending amount of problems, patterns and structures.

Formby High School has a reputation for excellent teaching of Mathematics and our staff aim to develop and nurture logical - thinking skills, which are very much in demand, giving you a competitive edge with future employers.

Course content

  • Pure Mathematics 1: proof, a lgebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors 
  • Pure Mathematics 2: proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, differentiation, integration and numerical methods
  • Statistics and Mechanics: statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing, kinematics, forces, Newtonian laws and moments

In Year 12 and 13 you will study a variety of math ematics including pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics. The course is assessed at the end of Year 13 by three examinations, each lasting two hours. Pure mathematics accounts for two papers with the other assessing statistics and mechanics.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

University/College courses in the following subjects, for example:

  • Actuarial Mathematics 
  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Statistics and Computing

Mathematics offers many transferable skills and will support most STEM subject courses and employment opportunities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September