Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and the natural sciences – physics, chemistry, biology etc.
A-level mathematics provides you with a broad range of skills in problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking. This leads to careers that are exciting, challenging and diverse in nature.
As part of the course at Hornsea you will have the opportunity to study a wide variety of topics which are well supported by all staff within the department. There is also a yearly trip to Europe that is open to both year 12 and year 13 students.
A-level mathematics is one of the most useful qualifications you can gain; it can open doors to many degree courses and occupations. People with maths qualifications can go into: accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching,
IT, games development, scientific research, programming, civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few!
What will you be learning?
The course is delivered through classroom sessions, using traditional methods of learning combined with the use of iPads, graphical calculators and software packages that all enhance the classroom experience. Students are expected to complete a number of hours of independent study themselves.
A-level mathematics will build on and extend your knowledge of algebra, trigonometry and vectors, and introduce you to exciting concepts of differentiation and integration. In addition you will study topics related to classical mechanics and statistics.
How is it assessed?
100% external examinations at the end of Y13
Minimum grade 7 in GCSE maths