As part of the English Baccalaureate programme of study, this subject is compulsory for all pupils.
What will I learn?
You will learn to use and apply a range of standard techniques, involving recall and an ability to accurately carry out routine procedures. You will also be expected to develop higher-level skills such as reasoning, interpretation and communication on the one hand, and solving problems in context on the other. At least half the marks are awarded to these higher level skills, i.e. being able to use Maths to solve typical “real-world” problems.
How will I be assessed?
You will be entered for either Foundation or Higher tier
100% examination at the end of the course.
Three exam papers, one non-calculator and two calculator, each 1hr 30m.
Are there any entry requirements?
No, Maths is compulsory.
Where could it lead?
A-Level in Maths or Further Maths. The subject is an essential part of many courses and future careers, especially in science and engineering.
What would complement this course?
Sciences, especially Physics.
Do you have a question about this course? Email the Head of Department