Mathematics

C6th 111SUBJECT INTRODUCTION

Head of Department: Ms D Todorinovik

Staff Contact Details:

Within the Mathematics department we aim to challenge every student to reach their full potential in mathematics. The Mathematics department is staffed by nine fully qualified mathematicians.

The department has its own suite of rooms, with interactive whiteboards and access to a fully equipped ICT area.

 

The department continually produces outstanding results. In June 2019:

A Level Alps Grade 2

Further Maths 67% A*-B

THE CURRICULUM

There are three Mathematics groups - two general A-Level Mathematics groups and one Further Maths group. All students sit the AS Level exam at the end of Year 12.

Year 12 AS Core, Statistics and Mechanics

Year 13 A Level Books Core, Statistics and Mechanics

HOMEWORK

A Level homework is set after every lesson as a combination of exercises from the course textbooks and from past examination questions.

ENRICHMENT AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR

 

GCSE Maths in Action: One day lectures organised by 'The Training Partnership' aimed at year 12 students. This is another opportunity for students to hear about many applications of Mathematics and careers related to it.

Royal Holloway University ‘Exploring Maths’ – A taster day in the summer term aimed at Year 12 students considering choosing a Maths based degree at university.

UKMT Senior Maths Challenge - All KS5 students who study Maths are offered the opportunity to compete in this Maths challenge. Students securing gold awards move on to compete in follow-on rounds – Senior Kangaroo and Mathematical Olympiad.

A level Maths problem solving Master Classes at Kingston University - a six weeks course aimed at year 12 students.

A level Master Classes in Mathematics in St. Paul's independent school aimed at year 12 and year 13 students.

CAREERS

Mathematics is a powerful tool with many applications. Advanced mathematical training can lead to many career opportunities, including business, finance, medicine, engineering, and basic sciences.

At the same time, mathematics is a self-contained subject that is worth studying simply for its elegance. While challenging at times, the study of mathematics can bring a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Mathematics is an ideal subject for people who enjoy abstract thinking.

EXAM BOARD

Exam Board: Edexcel A Level Maths

Specification:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2017.html

Past papers:

https://www.examsolutions.net/as-maths/edexcel/

TEXTBOOKS AND REVISION RESOURCES

Year 12

 

Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 1/AS (year 1) 

ISBN: 9781292183398 (Pearson) 

 

Edexcel AS and A level Mathematics Statistics & Mechanics Year 1/AS 

ISBN: 9781292183282 (Pearson)

 

Year 13

Edexcel A level Mathematics Pure Mathematics Year 2 

ISBN 9781292183404

 

Edexcel A level Mathematics Statistics & Mechanics Year 2

ISBN 9781446944073

 

A level Further Maths

Edexcel AS and A level Further Mathematics Core Pure Mathematics Book 1/AS Textbook + e-book

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292183336

 

Edexcel AS and A level Further Mathematics Further Mechanics 1 Textbook + e-book

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292183312

 

Edexcel AS and A level Further Mathematics Further Mechanics 2 Textbook + e-book

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292183329

 

In the second year, you will need to buy only one additional book: 

Edexcel A level Further Mathematics Core Pure Mathematics Book 2 Textbook + e-book

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9781292183343

 

Other online resources: 

Haberdashers' Adams Maths Department 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyyRmnmtgVy5Sm7_UiCLFgQ 

Worked tutorials and solutions to exam questions https://www.examsolutions.net/a-level-maths/edexcel/

www.physicsandmathstutor.com

RECOMMENDED READS

  • Timing the Infinite: The Story of Mathematics by Ian Stewart

  • Seventeen Equations that Changed the World by Ian Stewart

  • How to Solve it: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Polya

  • The Maths Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained by DK

  • 50 Maths Ideas You Really Need to Know by Tony Crilly

  • Mathematics Magic and Mystery by Martin Gardner

  • An Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning: Numbers, Sets and Functions by Peter J Eccles

  • Fermat's Last Theorem: The Story Of A Riddle That Confounded 

  • The World's Greatest Minds For 358 Years by Simon Singh

  • Alex's Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos

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