What is it?
A subject which develops problem solving and logic across a diverse range of topics. You will apply algebraic skills to graphical and abstract situations; a challenging but rewarding A level. You will study pure mathematics alongside some mechanics and statistics; allowing you to apply your mathematics.
Why study this subject at Blackpool Sixth?
An extensive range of resources are used in our collaborative classroom to develop deep understanding, coupled with constant support from experienced teachers in class, via emails, additional sessions and in our drop-in environment. During your time at college you will have the opportunity to compete in Mathematical Competitions with the UKMT either individually or as part of the team events. We visit universities and are the HUB for the STEP Preparation in which a Lancaster University lecturer will visit us regularly to ensure you are prepared to progress onto degree level. Student will gain access to our website consisting of lessons with full solutions and a variety of practice question to help prepare them in their studies.
What skills will I develop?
- Problem solving
- Logical reasoning
- Analytical thinking
- Presenting structured solutions
- Interpreting data
How will I be taught?
Lessons are taught by subject specialists in a collaborative environment. Students are provided with many learning opportunities to work individually and in small groups: including working on whiteboards round the classrooms. The department has a website, where students can access lessons, resources and support videos.
How will I be assessed?
All teachers have degrees mathematical related degrees with experienced examiners within the department.
Field trips, projects and employability opportunities
Opportunity to join the Mathematics Academy and university visits.
Where does it lead?
Mathematics and Further Mathematics are versatile qualifications, well-respected by employers and are both “facilitating” subjects for entry to highly selective university courses. Careers for men and women with good mathematics skills and qualifications are not only well paid, but they are also often interesting and rewarding. People who have studied mathematics are in the fortunate position of having an excellent choice of career. Whilst the number of young people studying A level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is increasing there is still a huge demand from science, engineering and manufacturing employers.
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- Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
What will I study?
Algebra and functions
Sequences and series
Exponentials and logarithms
Data presentiation and interpretation
Forces and Newton’s laws of motion