Key Stage 5

Mathematics

Since September 2006 we have offered post-16 teaching and are following the AQA courses for both Mathematics and Further Mathematics. In the Sixth Form we currently have 133 students studying A-level Mathematics and 15 students studying Further Mathematics.

In Year 12 pupils study modules Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1; in Year 13 they study Core 3, Core 4 and Mechanics 1. Further Mathematics pupils study Further Pure 1, Decision 1 and Statistics 2 in Year 12; in Year 13 they study Further Pure 3, Further Pure 4 and Mechanics 2.

In 2016 67% of our students achieved an A*-B grade at A-Level Mathematics and 70% achieved an A*-B grade at A-Level Further Mathematics.

A-LEVEL MATHS SCHEME OF WORK

Sixth Form induction day

Key:

  • Core 1 - C1
  • Core 2 - C2
  • Core 3 - C3
  • Core 4 - C4
  • Mechanics 1 - M1
  • Statistics 1 - S1

Year 12

Term

Teacher 1

Teacher 2

Autumn 1

(September - October)

  • C2 Ch. 1 - Indices
  • C2 Ch. 11 - Exponentials and logarithms
  • C2 Ch. 4 - Basic Trigonometry
  • C2 Ch. 9 - Radian Measures
  • S1 Ch.1 - Introduction to Statistics

Test and review

  • C1 Ch. 1 - Algebra review
  • C2 Ch. 2 - Surds
  • C2 Ch.8 - Sequences and series
  • C2 Ch. 12 - Geometric series
  • C1 Ch. 4 - Quadratics and their graphs

Test and review

Autumn 2

(October - December)

  • S1 Ch. 2 - Numerical measures
  • S1 Ch. 3 - Probability
  • S1 Ch. 4 - Binomial Theorem
  • S1 Ch. 5 - Normal Distribution
  • S1 Ch. 6 - Confidence Intervals
  • C1 Ch.4 - Quadratics & their graphs
  • C1 Ch. 3 - Co-ordinate geometry
  • C1 Ch. 9 - Introduction to differentiation
  • C1 Ch. 10 - Application of differentiation
  • C1 Ch. 11 - Maximum, minimum points and second derivative
  • C1 Ch. 12 - Integration

Spring 1

(January - February)

 

  • S1 Ch. 7 - Correlation
  • S1 Ch. 8 - Regression
  • C1 Ch. 7 - Simultaneous equations & quadratic inequalities

 

Revision

  • C2 Ch. 5 - Simple transformations of graphs
  • C1 Ch. 5 - Polynomials
  • C1 Ch. 6 - Factor and remainder theorem, Algebraic division
  • C1 Ch. 8 - Coordinate geometry of circles

 

Revision

Spring 2

(February - April)

MOCKS

  • C2 Ch. 6 - Solving trig equations
  • C2 Ch. 10 - Further trigonometry with radians

 

 

MOCKS

  • C2 Ch. 2 - Further differentiation
  • C2 Ch. 3- Further integration and the trapezium rule
  • C2 Ch. 7 - Factorials and Binomial expansions

 

Summer 1

(April - May)

  • Revision and past papers

Examinations

  • Revision and past papers

Examinations

Summer 2

(June - July)

Examinations

  • C3 Ch. 1 - Functions Ch. 7 - Numerical solutions of equations and iterative methods
  • C3 Ch. 10 - Numerical integration

Test and review (Core)

Examinations

  • C3 Ch. 4 - the number e and calculus
  • C3 Ch. 5 - Further Differentiation and the Chain Rule

Test and review (Core)

Year 13

Term

Teacher 1

Teacher 2

Autumn 1

(September - October)

  • C4 Ch. 9 - Vector Equations of Lines
  • C3 Ch. 3 - Inverse trig functions and sec, cosec and cot
  • C3 Ch. 2 - Transformations of graphs and modulus functions

Test and review (Core)

  • C3 Review of Ch. 4 and 5
  • C3 Ch. 6 - Differentiation using the product rule and quotient rule
  • C4 Ch. 4 - Implicit Differentiation and Applications
  • C4 Ch. 5 - Parametric Equations for Curves and Differentiation

Test and review (Core)

Autumn 2

(October - December)

  • M1 Ch. 2 - Kinematics in one dimension
  • M1 Ch. 3 - Kinematics in two dimension
  • M1 Ch. 4 - Forces
  • M1 Ch. 5 - Newton's Laws of Motion

Test and Review (Mechanics)

  • C3 Ch. 8 - Integration by inspection & substitution
  • C3 Ch. 9 - Integration by parts and standard integrals
  • C4 Ch. 8 - Differential Equations

Test and review (Core)

Spring 1

(January - February)

  • M1 Ch. 6 - Connected Particles
  • M1 Ch. 7 - Projectiles
  • M1 Ch. 8 Momentum

Revision

  • C4 Ch. 6 - Further Trigonometry with Integration
  • C3 Ch. 10 - Volume of revolution
  • C4 Ch. 1 -Binomial Series Expansions
  • C4 Ch. 2 - Rational Functions and Division of Polynomials

Spring 2

(February - April)

  • C4 Ch. 3 - Partial Fractions and Applications
  • C4 Ch. 3 - Partial Fractions and Applications

Mock Exam

Past papers and revision

  • C4 Ch. 7 - Exponential Growth and Decay

Mock Exam

Past papers and revision

Summer 1

(April - May)

Past papers and revision

Past papers and revision

Summer 2

(June - July)

Examinations

Examinations

A-LEVEL FURTHER MATHS SCHEME OF WORK

Key:

  • Decision 1 - D1
  • Further Pure 1 - FP1
  • Further Pure 2 - FP2
  • Further Pure 3 - FP3
  • Further Pure 4 - FP4
  • Mechanics 2 - M2
  • Statistics 2 - S2

Year 12

Term

Teacher 1

Teacher 2

Autumn 1

(September - October)

  • FP 1 Ch. 2 - Complex numbers
  • FP2 Ch. 1 - Complex numbers
  • FP 1 Ch. 7 - Linear Laws
  • FP 1 Ch. 4 - Matrices
  • FP 1 Ch. 6 - Matrix Transformations
  • FP 1 Ch. 1 - Roots of quadratic equations
  • FP2 Ch. 2 - Roots of polynomial equations
  • FP 1 Ch. 5 - Trigonometry
  • FP 1 Ch. 9 - Series

Test and review (FP1)

Autumn 2

(October - December)

  • D1 Ch. 6 - Matching
  • D1 Ch. 7 - Sorting Algorithms
  • D1 Ch. 8 - Algorithms
  • D1 Ch. 9 - Linear Programming

Test and review (D1)

  • FP 1 Ch. 10 - Numerical Methods
  • FP2 Ch. 3 - Summation of finite series
  • FP 1 Ch. 3 - Inequalities
  • FP 1 Ch. 11 - Asymptotes and rational functions
  • FP 1 Ch. 12 - Further Rational Functions

Test and review (FP1)

Spring 1

(January - February)

  • FP 1 Ch. 13 - Parabolas, ellipses and hyperbolas
  • FP 1 Ch. 8 - Calculus
  • D1 Ch. 1 - Minimum Connectors
  • D1 Ch. 2 - Shortest Path Problem
  • S2 Ch. 1 - Discrete Probability Distributions
  • S2 Ch. 2 - The Poisson Distribution
  • S2 Ch. 3 - Continuous Probability Distributions

Test and review (S2)

Spring 2

(February - April)

  • D1 Ch. 3 - Chinese Postman Problem
  • D1 Ch. 4 - Traveling Salesman Problem
  • D1 Ch. 5 - Graph Theory

Mock Exam

  • FP1 revision
  • S2 Ch. 4 - Confidence Intervals
  • S2 Ch. 5- Hypothesis Testing
  • S2 Ch. 6 - Further Hypothesis testing

Mock Exam

  • S2 Ch. 7 - Contingency tables

Summer 1

(April - May)

Revision and past papers

Revision and past papers

Summer 2

(June - July)

Examinations

  • FP3 Algebra and integration skills

Examinations

  • FP3 Algebra and integration skills

Year 13

Term

Teacher 1

Teacher 2

Autumn 1

(September - October)

  • FP3 Ch. 1 - Series and Limits
  • FP2 - Complex numbers and Argand diagrams
  • FP2 - Series and Induction
  • FP3 Ch. 2 - Polar Co-ordinates
  • FP4 Ch. 1 - Matrix algebra
  • FP4 Ch. 3 - Determinants
  • FP4 Ch. 5 - Inverse matrices
  • FP4 Ch. 6 - Solving linear equations

Test and review (FP4)

Autumn 2

(October - December)

Test and review (FP2&3)

  • FP3 Ch. 3 - First Order Differential Equations
  • FP2 - Inverse trig functions
  • FP2 - Hyperbolic functions
  • M2 Ch. 1 - Moments and equilibrium
  • M2 Ch. 2 - Centres of mass
  • M2 Ch. 3 - Energy
  • M2 Ch. 4 - Kinematics and variable acceleration

Test and Review (M2)

Spring 1

(January - February)

  • FP3 Ch. 4 - Numerical methods
  • FP3 Ch. 5 - Second Order Differential Equations

Test and review (FP2&3)

  • M2 Ch. 5 - Circular motion
  • M2 Ch. 6 - Circular motion with variable speed
  • M2 Ch. 7 - Application of differential equations in mechanics

Test and Review (M2)

Spring 2

(February - April)

  • Past papers FP3 and M2

Mock Exam

Revision

  • FP4 Ch. 2 - The vector product
  • FP4 Ch. 4 - Applications of vector products

Mock Exam

  • FP4 Ch. 7 - Eigenvectors

Summer 1

(April - May)

Revision

Revision

Summer 2

(June - July)

Examinations

Examinations

AQA Mathematics A Level

AQA Further Mathematics A Level

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/a-level

Specification code: 6360

Classification code: 2210

http://www.aqa.org.uk/subjects/mathematics/a-level

Specification code: 6360

Classification code: 2210

Module name

Module Code

Weighting

Exam date

Module name

Module code

Weighting

Exam date

AS Level

AS Level

AS Pure Core 1

MPC1

33.3%

June

Further Pure 1

MFP1

33.3%

June

AS Pure Core 2

MPC2

33.3%

June

Statistics 2B

MS2B

33.3%

June

Statistics 1B

MS1B

33.3%

June

Decision 1

MD01

33.3%

June

A Level

A Level

Pure Core 1

MPC1

16.7%

JuneYear 12

Further Pure 1

MFP1

16.7%

June Year 12

Pure Core 2

MPC2

16.7%

June Year 12

Further Pure 3

MFP3

16.7%

JuneYear 13

Pure Core 3

MPC3

16.7%

JuneYear 13

Further Pure 4

MFP4

16.7%

June Year 13

Pure Core 4

MPC4

16.7%

June Year 13

Statistics 2B

MS1B

16.7%

June Year 12

Statistics 1B

MS1B

16.7%

June Year 12

Mechanics 2B

MM1B

16.7%

June Year 13

Mechanics 1B

MM1B

16.7%

June Year 13

Decision 1

MD01

16.7%

June Year 12

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