Theme of the week is: Target setting
Course Accreditation: AS LEVEL MATHEMATICS
Examining Board: Edexcel
Students study three modules: Core Mathematics 1, Core Mathematics 2, plus one from
Mechanics 1 and Statistics 1
Lessons are delivered using Edexcel-endorsed textbooks which include a Live Text
CD-ROM containing worked solutions to all the questions in the book, as well as an Exam
café feature for the revision period. Boardworks software is also used, many presentations
including interactive demonstrations. A typical lesson would include teacher exposition,
group discussion and time for students to work individually and collaboratively on problems.
Time allocation: 4 hours per week
Private Study Requirement
Homework/Private Study will normally be set following each taught lesson, of a similar
duration to the lesson. Students will be given regular exam-style questions, which will be
assessed to monitor progress.
Extra Curricular Opportunities
The Department is registered with the Wiltshire and Oxfordshire Further Maths Networks,
and students will have the opportunity to attend lectures, master classes and challenge events
at venues including Oxford University.
Advisable for the following careers
Study for Mathematics is an essential requirement for any student planning to follow a career
or make further study in the fields of Science, Engineering, Financial and other similar areas.
Good Combination With
The inclusion of Mathematics AS will positively enhance any portfolio combination, but is
particularly complementary to any student following Science, Engineering and Humanities
Link Tutor: Mr J Bettle