Maths - Further

Welcome

Maths, where everyone counts

Our aim is to inspire students to have a love of Maths. The dept are ambassadors of this and we want to show students there is no stereotype of someone who has a love of Maths and solving problems. Anyone can become successful with a dose of aspiration and inspiration. We want students to become confident problem solvers who think, reason and analyse but more importantly be resilient. We create a culture where it is Ok to fail, as long as we learn from it. We want all students to have that elation from solving a problem.

“Your best is always good enough”

Key Stage 5

A level mathematics provides a framework within which a large number of young people continue the subject beyond GCSE level. It supports their mathematical needs across a broad range of other subjects at this level and provides a basis for subsequent quantitative work in a very wide range of higher education courses and in employment. It also supports the study of AS and A level further mathematics. A level mathematics builds from GCSE level mathematics and introduces calculus and its applications. It emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how mathematics can be applied to model situations mathematically using algebra and other representations, to help make sense of data, to understand the physical world and to solve problems in a variety of contexts, including social sciences and business. It prepares students for further study and employment in a wide range of disciplines involving the use of mathematics

Assessment

A level – 100% exam

3 papers

All calculator papers

All sat at the end of year 13

Examination Boards

AQA

Subject Staff

Miss S. Green – Head of Maths Department susan.green@dchs-alnwick.uk

Mr D. Patten

Miss A. Sidebotham – KS5 Responsibility

Mrs J. Steel – Assistant Head

Miss L. Sweet – KS4 Standards – Progress