Claremont High School Academy

 

Key Stage 5 Mathematics

 

At Claremont, students will follow the Edexcel A- level Mathematics syllabus.

The qualification enables students to:

  • understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study
  • apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general
  • use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly
  • recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
  • represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them
  • read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding
  • take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development.

RECOVERY CURRICULUM

  • Year 13 pupils have had a great deal of support through the school closure and we have been able to continue teaching the scheme of work through a combination of live lessons and assignments.
  • We will not be making any adjustment to the scheme of work for year 13.
  • There will be an increased focus on assessment and diagnosis to identify any gaps in learning throughout the year.
  • Pupils will be provided with a free revision guide to support their efforts with closing any unexpected gaps in their knowledge.
  • Teachers will occasionally provide students with additional work to complete where they identify gaps in pupils knowledge.

EXAM STRUCTURE: 

Students will sit 3 exams.

Each paper is 2 hours long and worth 100 marks each.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2

Paper 3: Applied Mathematics

 

There is a huge amount of modelling and problem solving required for success in A Level Mathematics. In addition to excellent teaching we provide pupils with access to a variety of online resources to support their learning, including a full electronic copy of the main textbook used to support the course.

Course Content

Please note timelines below are for guidance only and  the actual timeline may differ depending on the pace of the class.

 

YEAR 12

Topics covered Assessments
Autumn Term

Algebra Fundamentals

Modelling in Mechanics

Graphs and Transformations

Data Collection

Measures of Location and Spread

Straight Line Graphs

Circles, Vectors

Forces and Motion

Algebraic Methods

The Binomial Expansion

Topic assessments for each topic covered
Spring Term

Representations of Data

Correlation

Probability

Differentiation

Integration

Statistical Distributions

Trigonometric Ratios

Trigonometric Identities and Equations

Topic assessments for each topic covered
Summer Term

Hypothesis Testing

Exponentials and Logarithms

Variable Acceleration

Vectors

Radians

Sequences and Series  

Topic assessments for each topic covered

 

May/June

End of year exam covering all AS Content (Topics 1-11)

YEAR 13

Topics covered Assessments
Autumn Term

Algebraic Methods

Functions and graphs

Regression

Correlation and Hypothesis Testing

Binomial Expansion

Vectors

Conditional probability

Trigonometric functions

Trigonometry and modelling

Parametric equations

The normal distribution

Differentiation

Numerical Methods

Topic assessments for each topic covered
Spring Term

Integration

Moments

Forces and friction

Application of forces

Projectiles

Further kinematics

Topic assessments for each topic covered
Summer Term

Revision

May/June

Final Exams