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1 Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening Pete Hart Leader in Learning for KS5 Is this you?

2 Course Details: A-Level Mathematics(1 qualification) Choice to make:Statistics or Mechanics Exams: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 Time Allocation:5 hours per week (plus homework!) Course Details: A-Level Further Mathematics(2 qualifications) Choice to make:None – you will complete Statistics and Mechanics units Exams: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 Time Allocation:8 hours per week in Y12, 7 hours per week in Y13 (plus homework!) Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening

3 Entry Requirements GCSE Grades: MathematicsA* – B Further MathsA* – 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: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening

4 Biology Sociology Psychology Economics Business Geography Physics PE Product Design Are you thinking about Maths at degree level? Tell me more about the options I need to make… Statistics or Mechanics or Fur. Maths Social Sciences… Engineering… 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: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening

5 What should I do now? Think carefully about your option choices, Think about what this might lead to: - look at some University websites, - what are the entry requirements, - are there any preferred combinations of subjects? Talk to your maths teachers, Talk to some of the current sixth form students, Mathematics is a very demanding course, make sure that you are the hardworking, enthusiastic type of student that is going to be successful! Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening

6 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: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening

7 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, –2014 Results: 90% grades A*-C at A-Level and 80% 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 at Sheffield University as part of their Advanced Problem Solving classes, and their Lecture series –Pop Maths Quiz, hosted at Sheffield Hallam University –Mymaths Mathematics at High Storrs Faculty 2: Mathematics KS5 Information Evening

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