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 

Autumn 1

Exponential and Logarithms (Chapter 7)

 

Proof (Chapter 1)

 

Algebraic Manipulation (Chapter 1.2 - 1.4)

 

Quadratics and Cubes (Chapter 2)

 

Inequalities and Simultaneous Equations (Chapter 3)

 

Vectors 1 (Chapter 10)

 

Statistical Sampling and Representing (Chapter 11.1 and 11.2)

Half-term

Autumn 2

Co-ordinate geometry, graphs and circles (Chapter 4)

 

Data presentation & interpretation (Chapter 11.3 - 11.5)

 

Binomial expansions (Chapter 5)

 

Trigonometry (Chapter 6)

 

Differentiation 1 (Chapter 10)

Christmas

Spring 1

Integration (Chapter 9)

 

Probability (Chapter 12)

 

Kinematics in 1D (Chapter 15)

 

Statistical distributions 1 (Cumulative and binomial) (Chapter 13)

Half-term

Spring 2

Forces and Newton’s Laws

 

Statistical Hypothesis testing (Chapter 14)

 

Vectors 2 (Chapter 25)

 

Proof and Algebra 1 (Chapter 17.1 and 17.2)

Easter

Summer 1

Functions and Transformations (Chapter 17.3 – 17.8)

 

Statistical distributions 2 (Chapter 28)

 

Arithmetic progressions

 

UCAS project

Half-term

Summer 2

Revision

 

End of year tests

 

Work experience

 

Futures

 

Year 13

04.09.17

(3 days)

Review of chapters 1 and 7

Review of chapters 4 and 5

11.09.17

Chapter 9 - Vector Equations of Lines

(Follow up UCAS task)

Chapter 6 – Differentiation using the product rule and quotient rule

18.09.17 

Chapter 9 - Vector Equations of Lines

Chapter 6 – Differentiation using the product rule and quotient rule

25.09.17

Chapter 9 - Vector Equations of Lines

Chapter 4 - Implicit Differentiation and Applications

0210.17 

Chapter 1 – set as independent learning Chapter 2 – Kinematics in one dimension  FL

Chapter 4 - Implicit Differentiation and Applications

09.10.17 

Chapter 3 – Kinematics in two dimension

Chapter 5 - Parametric Equations for Curves and Differentiation

16.10.17 

Chapter 3 – Kinematics in two dimension

Chapter 5 - Parametric Equations for Curves and Differentiation

HALF TERM

30.10.17 

Chapter 4 – Forces  FL

Core 3 and 4  test and review

0611.17 

Chapter 5 – Newton’s Laws of Motion

Chapter 8 – Integration by inspection & substitution

13.11.17

Chapter 5 – Newton’s Laws of Motion

Chapter 8 – Integration by inspection & substitution

20.11.17 

Test and review

Chapter 9 – Integration by parts and standard integrals

27.11.17

Chapter 6 – Connected Particles

Chapter 9 – Integration by parts and standard integrals

04.11.17

Chapter 6 – Connected Particles

Chapter 10 pages 163-167  Volume of revolution

11.12.17

Chapter 7 – Projectiles

Chapter 10 pages 168-177   Numerical integration  FL

CHRISTMAS 

01.01.18 

 (3 days)

Chapter 7 – Projectiles

Core 3 Test and review

08.01.18 

 

Chapter 8 Momentum

Chapter 1 -Binomial Series  Expansions  FL

15.01.18

Chapter 3 – Inverse trig fns and sec, cosec and cot

Chapter 2 - Rational Functions and Division of Polynomials

22.01.18

Chapter 3 – Inverse trig fns and sec, cosec and cot

Chapter 2 – Transformations of graphs and modulus fn

29.01.18

Chapter 3 – Inverse trig fns and sec, cosec and cot

Chapter 2 – Transformations of graphs and modulus fn

 

05.02.18 

Chapter 7 - Exponential Growth and Decay

Chapter 3 - Partial Fractions and Applications

12.02.18 

Chapter 7 - Exponential Growth and Decay

Chapter 3 - Partial Fractions and Applications

HALF TERM

26.02.18 

Revision

Revision

05.03.18

Mock week  M1 and C3 +1/2 C4  ??

Mock week  M1 and C3 +1/2 C4

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12.03.18 

Mock week  M1 and C3 +1/2 C4  ??

Mock week  M1 and C3 +1/2 C4

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19.03.18 

Chapter 6 - Further Trigonometry with Integration

Chapter 8 – Differential equations

26.03.18 

(4 days)

Chapter 6 - Further Trigonometry with Integration

Chapter 8 – Differential equations

EASTER

16.04.18 

Synoptic component

Past papers and revision

Synoptic component

Past papers and revision

23.04.18 

Synoptic component

Past papers and revision

Synoptic component

Past papers and revision

30.04.18 

Past papers and revision

 

Past papers and revision

 

07.05.18

(4 days)

 

14.05.18

 

Past papers and revision

C1 16th May AM (Prov)

21.05.18 

Past papers and revision

C2 23rd May AM (Prov)         

 

S1  6th June 2018 AM  (Prov)

C3  13th June AM  (Prov)

C4 15th June PM  (Prov)

M1 19th June AM (Prov

 

 

 

 

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

Autumn 1

(September - October)

  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • DRV and Expectation
  • Moments

Autumn 2

(October - December)

  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Proof
  • Polar Co-ords
  • Poisson distribution
  • Work and Energy

Spring 1

(January - February)

  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Type I and II errors
  • Power
  • A Level maths skills

Spring 2

(February - April)

  • A Level maths skills 2
  • Continuous random variables

Summer 1

(April - May)

  • Further vectors
  • Further calculus
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Further Algebra and functions
  • Momentum and collisions
  • Mechanics project

Summer 2

(June - July)

  • Revision
  • End of year tests
  • Work Experience
  • Futures
  • Review of end of year tests
  • Further Numerical Methods

Year 13

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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