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Maths: A-level

Qualification: A-level

Exam Board: Edexcel

Entry Requirements: Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics.

 

Outstanding results with an experienced team

Many of our students choose to study mathematics at our Sixth Form due to their enthusiasm for the subject and the department’s excellent reputation.

We have a set of highly skilled specialist mathematics teachers, who are equally adept at stretching the most able and supporting those who find mathematics more challenging. Both curriculum and assessments are tailored to students’ needs and extensive support is given all year round to ensure exam success.

Silverdale is fortunate in having a range of talented and highly experienced A-level teachers who, between them, have over 100 years of experience of teaching A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

In 2017, two thirds of students achieved either an A* or A grade.

All students will have access to an online textbook from Oxford University Press and students may opt to purchase a physical copy as well.

The course

Pure Maths:

  • Proof.
  • Algebra and functions.
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane.
  • Sequences and series.
  • Trigonometry.
  • Exponentials and logarithms.
  • Differentiation.
  • Integration.
  • Numerical methods.
  • Vectors assessment overview.

Statistics and mechanics:

  • Statistical sampling.
  • Data presentation and interpretation.
  • Probability.
  • Statistical distribution.
  • Statistical hypothesis testing.
  • Quantities and units in mechanics .
  • Kinematics.
  • Forces and Newton’s laws.
  • Moments.

 

Beyond the classroom

Our Maths department has friendly, supportive staff who frequently run support sessions for students outside of class. Interventions and revision sessions are held near exam time on specific modules.

 

Progression

Numerous students have gone on to study mathematics or a mathematics related degree at highly prestigious universities, with successful admissions to Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

Mathematics helps us in all aspects of life, whether it be when we’re out shopping, adapting a recipe or general problem solving, so mathematics will aid all students whatever path they choose to take. Students who enjoy mathematics can go onto study any of the following courses at University:

  • Mathematics.
  • Any engineering related course.
  • Any science related courses.
  • Any business/economics courses.
  • Any computing courses.

Also, many employers favour applicants who have a good mathematics background. Employers generally want to employ people who have shown that they can solve problems and a solid maths qualification provides this proof.