A level maths extends the work that you have covered at GCSE. There are three main parts of the course – pure maths which extends the algebra, graphs and trigonometry work you covered at GCSE.
Statistics covers probability and data handling. Mechanics is a bit like physics – we study projectiles, forces and momentum.
Frequently asked questions
What are the entry requirements?
We would be looking for students to have around a grade 7 or higher at GCSE.
What support is available?
We run maths help clinics every lunchtime where you can ask for help with homework or go through any questions you’ve struggled on.
Do I need to buy any specialist equipment?
You’ll need to buy either a classwiz fx 991ex (available from SMC for £20, between £25-£30 online) or a graphical calculator (available from SMC for £60, between £90 and £100 online). Students can download free graphing apps for their phones from Geogebra and Desmos that may be used in class to explore graphs. Students are provided with textbooks and a course handbook containing topic tests and a variety of papers.
What are the exams like?
You have 3 exams at the end of Year 13, each exam is 2 hours long and calculators can be used in all three exams.