THE ECCLESBOURNE SCHOOL

Learning Together For The Future

Key Stage 5

Mathematics

Exam Board: Edexcel (Provisional)

Contact: Mr T. Walton

Course Overview

Studying Maths in the Sixth Form will allow students to develop their further understanding of the subject in a way that encourages confidence and enjoyment. Students will develop the ability to think clearly and produce logical and coherent solutions to complex problems.

In Maths all students sit an AS at the end of Year 12 and then the A level at the end of Year 13.

Both courses cover Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics with the applied part contributing 1/3 of the overall mark, the remaining 2/3 being Pure Maths. The main topics that are covered are: proof, algebra and functions, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, calculus vectors, kinematics, forces, probability and statistics.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include English Lang or Lit Grade 5 and Maths Grade 6

Where can Maths take me?

There is no doubt that an A Level in Maths is well respected. It can take you on to courses in Maths, Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science - to name a few! Employers know that Maths students are numerate and have the ability to think rationally and clearly. Careers are therefore extremely far-reaching!

Assessment

AS LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1: Pure Maths 2 hour exam 66.7%
Paper 2: Statistics & Mechanics 1 hour exam 33.3%
A LEVEL ASSESSMENT % OF course
Paper 1: Pure Maths 1 2 hour exam 33.3%
Paper 2: Pure Maths 2 2 hour exam 33.3%
Paper 3: Statistics & Mechanics 2 hour exam 33.3%

Further Maths

A Level

Exam Board: Edexcel

Contact: Mr T. Walton

Course Overview

If you are an exceptional mathematician and looking For a Maths based career, then Further Maths is for you. It takes you beyond the scope of single maths and is a separate A Level in its own right. If you choose to study Maths and Further Maths A Levels, it takes up only one of your options; you are expected to choose 3 other subjects. You will take all the exams associated with A Level Maths in addition to those listed below.

In Year 12 you will study AS Maths and AS Further Maths.
In Year 13 you will study A Level Maths and A Level Further Maths.

The topics you will encounter as part of this course are wide and varied, from imaginary numbers and hyperbolic functions in Further Pure, to forces in elastic springs in Mechanics to the normal distribution and confidence intervals in Statistics.

Entry Requirements:

5 GCSES 4-9 or A*-C to include English Lang or Lit Grade 5 and Maths Grade 7

Where can Further Maths take me?

There is no doubt that an A Level in Maths is well respected. It can take you on to courses in Maths, Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Chemistry or Computer Science - to name a few! Employers know that Maths students are numerate and have the ability to think rationally and clearly. Careers are therefore extremely far-reaching!

Assessment

AS LEVEL ASSESSMENT % of course
Paper 1: Further Pure Maths
Paper 2: Further Pure Maths
1 hour 30 minute exam
1 hour 30 minute exam
50%
50%
A LEVEL ASSESSMENT % OF course
Paper 1: Further Pure Maths 1
Paper 2: Further Pure Maths 2
Paper 3: Further Statistics
Paper 4: Further Mechanics
1 hour 30 minute exam
1 hour 30 minute exam
1 hour 30 minute exam
1 hour 30 minute exam
25%
25%
25%
25%