Further details are available below on the subjects available in the Maths Faculty for Knutsford Academy Sixth Form.
|If you choose to study A-Level Mathematics you will develop concepts and ideas old and new. Topics from GCSE mathematics will be taken much further, even into the abstract. With the core element of mathematics, lesson time will be spent looking at mathematical theory and proof, as the subject is sequential you will constantly build on skills covered previously. Then there is the applied aspect, mechanics and statistics are applications of mathematics that are developed as you progress through the course.
Some of the areas covered include:
Core Maths: Algebra, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, calculus, trigonometry.
Mechanics: Kinematics, newton’s laws of motion, vectors, moments, forces
Statistics: Data presentation and interpretation, statistical distributions, statistical hypothesis testing and probability
Further Maths Core: Complex numbers, polar coordinates, differential equations, advanced algebra, Maclaurin and Taylor series
“Successfully solving a mathematical problem gives you a sense of satisfaction that is unparalled by any other subject. It is unique in that it is constantly engaging, enabling you to build on your mathematical ability, which you can then utilise later on in life and studies show those with a Maths A Level make more money. With the spectacular teaching this opportunity is too good to miss as they will closely guide you through the wonderful world of differential equations, logarithms and many more areas which you wouldn’t have thought you could attempt.”
Sophie Robinson – Year 13
Plus a minimum of grade 7 in GCSE Maths.
3 Exams all 2 hours
4 exams each 1hr 30 mins.