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Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening Is this you? I like Maths a lot, in fact I think about Maths all of the time… My favourite number is: , … Ian O’Connor Leader in Learning for Mathematics [email protected] Pete Hart Leader in Learning for KS5 [email protected] Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening Course Details: A-Level Mathematics Choice to make: Exams: Time Allocation: Statistics or Mechanics Y12 – Pure Maths (C1, C2) and Optional unit (S1 or M1) Y13 – Pure Maths (C3, C4) and Optional unit (S2 or M2) All exams are 1 hour 30 and you may use a calculator in all but C1 5 hours per week (plus homework!) Course Details: A-Level Further Mathematics Choice to make: Exams: Time Allocation: (1 qualification) (2 qualifications) None – you will complete Statistics and Mechanics units Y12 – Pure Maths (C1, C2, C3 & C4) and Applied (S1 & M1) Y13 – Pure Maths (FP1 & FP2) and Applied (S2, S3, M2, M3) All exams are 1 hour 30 and you may use a calculator in all but C1 8 hours per week in Y12, 7 hours per week in Y13 (plus homework!) Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening Entry Requirements GCSE Grades: • Mathematics • Further Maths A* – B A* – A Personal Attributes Whichever option you choose, you should enjoy maths! All courses are very demanding and will require a great deal of hard work if you are going to succeed. Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening Tell me more about the options I need to make… Statistics or Mechanics or Fur. Maths Biology Sociology Psychology Economics Business Geography Social Sciences… Physics PE Engineering… Are you thinking about Maths at degree level? Are you thinking about applying to Oxbridge? Generally, you would be required to get at least A*AA for a conditional offer Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening What should I do now? The best advice to give you now is that you should think about what you would like to study at University and maybe where you would like to study. Then have a look at the websites and find out what the entry requirements are, especially what the desired or recommended subject options are. Mathematics is a very demanding course, if you are thinking about Maths or Further Maths, talk to your teachers and ask them if you might be suitable. Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening How will I be assessed throughout the course? • • • • • • • Bridging Unit Initial Assessment Period Self Assessment throughout course Homework Booklets Module Assessments (internal) Module Examinations (June of Y12 and Y13)* Tracking and Monitoring Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Maths, Computing & Enterprise • KS5 Information Evening Why should I study Maths at High Storrs? • Very strong department: – – – – • Experienced , enthusiastic and well qualified staff. Study support available at all times – particularly around module exams. In Y13, we have 6 students studying Further Maths and 29 students studying Maths In Y12, we have 18 students studying Further Maths and 56 students studying Maths Results: – 99% pass rate over the last 5 years, – 2013 Results: 83% grades A*-B at A-Level and 85% A*-B at Further Maths! • MLE: – We’ve invested heavily in the MLE and purchased online textbooks for all modules, – All past papers, revision materials and much more on class sites. • Enrichment Activities: – – – – – • Senior Maths Challenge & Senior Team Challenge Trips to Maths talks in other cities Maths reading books, (45 members of Maths Book Club!) Students offered opportunities to attend Advanced Problem Solving classes with Sheffield University Mymaths Specialist School in Maths and Computing – Part of the Maths, Computing and Enterprise Faculty