Mathematics at KS5

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Course ID
Edexcel 9MA0
Faculty
Mathematics
Department
Mathematics
Level
Key Stage 5 ('A' Level)
Head of Faculty
M. Gomez
Head of Department
M. Gomez

Any student who has followed the higher course at GCSE and gained grade 9 – 6 may begin the ‘A’ Level course in Year 12.

Some students struggle significantly and may require 2 years to complete the AS in Mathematics. Further Mathematics requires minimum grade 8 at GCSE. ‘A’ Level Mathematics students study pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. Pure Mathematics develops the topics met at GCSE – Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Calculus as well as introducing new topics such as exponentials and logarithms. Pure mathematics develops algebraic and geometrical reasoning, which underpins mechanics and statistics. Applied Mathematics includes Mechanics which looks at the application of mathematics to problems involving mechanical quantities such as force, velocity, acceleration and momentum. Whilst Statistics looks at the application of Mathematics to the analysis and representation of data and probability. Through the study of applied mathematics, students will learn how to model real-life situations in mathematical terms, how models are refined and how to identify limitations within this process.

Curriculum Termly Breakdown by Year

Year 12

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Pure Chapter 1: Algebraic expressions
Pure Chapter 2: Quadratic functions
Pure Chapter 3: Equations, Inequalities
Pure Chapter 5: Straight line graphs
Pure Chapter 6: Circles
End of chapter skills and application tests.
Autumn 2 Pure Chapter 4: Graphs and Transformation
Pure Chapter 7: Algebraic methods
Pure Chapter 8: The binomial expansion
Pure Chapter 9; Trigonometric ratios and graphs
Pure Chapter 10: Trigonometric identities and equations
Pure Chapter 11: Vectors
Pure Chapter 12: Differentiation
End of chapters skills and application tests.
Spring 1 Pure Chapter 13: Integration
Pure Chapter 14: Exponentials and Logarithms

Start statistics and mechanics
Statistics: Chapter 1: Data Collection
Statistics: Chapter 2: Measures of location and spread

Mechanics: Chapter 8: Modelling in mechanics
Mechanics: Chapter 9: Constant acceleration

End of chapters skills and application tests.

Chapter assessments for each statistics and mechanics chapters.

Spring 2 Statistics: Chapter 3 – Representation of data
Statistics: Chapter 4 – Correlation
Statistics: Chapter 5 – Probability

Mechanics: Chapter 9 – Constant acceleration (continued)
Mechanics: Chapter 10 – Forces and motion

Chapter assessments for each statistics and mechanics chapters.
Summer 1 Statistics: Chapter 6 – Statistical distribution.
Statistics: Chapter 7 – Hypothesis testing.

Mechanics: Chapter 11 – Variable acceleration.

Chapter assessments for each statistics and mechanics chapters.
Summer 2

Revision and Mock exams

Start Year 13 work
Chapter 1: Algebra and partial fractions
Chapter 2: Functions and graphs.

Year 12 End of year exams.

Paper 1: Pure paper.
Paper 2: Statistics and
mechanics.

 

Year 13

Term Unit of Work Assessment
Autumn 1 Pure Chapter 3: Sequences and Series
Pure Chapter 4: Binomial expansion
Pure Chapter 5: Radians
Pure Chapter 6: Trigonometric functions
End of chapters skills and application tests.
Autumn 2 Pure Chapter 7: Trigonometry and modelling
Pure Chapter 8: Parametric equations
Pure Chapter 9: Differentiation
Pure Chapter 10: Numerical methods
Pure Chapter 11: Integration
End of chapters skills and application tests.
Spring 1 Mock exams
Pure Chapter 12: vectors

Start statistics and mechanics
Statistics Chapter 1: Regression, correlation and hypothesis testing
Statistics Chapter 2: Conditional probability
Mechanics Chapter 4: Moments
Mechanics Chapter 5: Forces and Friction

Pure Paper 1.
End of chapter skills and application tests.

Chapter assessments for each statistics and mechanics chapters.

Spring 2 Statistics Chapter 3: The normal distribution
Mechanics Chapter 6: Projectiles
Mechanics Chapter 7: Applications of forces
Mechanics Chapter 8: Further Kinematics
Chapter assessments for each statistics and mechanics chapters.
Summer 1 Revision in preparation for the summer exams.  
Summer 2 ‘A’ Level Examination. ‘A’ Level Examination.

 

Extended Learning

Year 12

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Exam Solutions; Active Learn; Maths Watch; Maths Genie. Textbooks used: Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Pure Year 1 and Statistics and Mechanics Year 1 Edexcel (pearson); Revision Guides and Practice books. Video clips relevant to the topics from exam solutions and/or Mathswatch.  

 

Year 13

Websites Read Visit or Watch Extra
Exam Solutions; Active Learn; Maths Watch; Maths Genie. Textbooks used: Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Pure Year 1 and Statistics and Mechanics Year 1 Edexcel (pearson); Revision Guides and Practice books. Video clips relevant to the topics from exam solutions and/or Mathswatch.