Maths at Post 16

Course Title AQA A Level Mathematics

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Miss H Carmody, Head of Department.

At Outwood Academy Adwick we study A-level Mathematics with AQA. This course will be externally examined at the end of Year 13. Some students may have the option to be externally examined in AS mathematics at the end of Year 12 also.

A-level Mathematics offers students with a good understanding of Maths the chance to study it at a higher level. It provides a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. Techniques covered include algebra & proof, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, exponentials & logarithms, sequences & series and numerical methods which together form the fundamental building-blocks of the subject. We will also study some applied mathematics: statistics (sampling, regression, measures of central tendency & spread, probability distributions and hypothesis testing) and mechanics (vectors, constant acceleration formulae, Newton’s laws, projectile motion, friction and moments). Please note that both the pure & applied content is all standardised and no longer varies based upon exam board chosen.

Students will enjoy studying a course which will give them a strong foundation for study in other A-level subjects and many varied careers from Astronomer to Zoologist, Cryptologist to Cartographer, Statistician to Systems Engineer and Meteorologist to … Mathematician!

By the end of the course students will have:

  • an understanding of the mathematics that underpin many aspects of our lives;
  • the ability to apply a range of mathematical skills to different situations;
  • acute logical thinking and problem-solving abilities; and
  • the ability to process, interpret & analyse information.

If you would like further information about the topics, themes or assessment for this course please contact: Mrs S Farrow, Lead Teacher and KS5 Coordinator.