This course is designed for students who enjoy describing the real world and solving practical mathematics, those who are interested in harnessing the power of technology alongside exploring mathematical models and who enjoy the more practical side of mathematics. As such, this is an excellent course for students who want to further their understanding and love of mathematics in preparation for University and the world of work, as they will develop valuable knowledge and problem solving skills important for both pathways.
The course is offered at Higher level and Standard level becomes an option in Year 13 if a student is identified as struggling and interventions are unsuccessful.
At Higher level, students will draw on their knowledge from GCSE on topics such as geometry but will go onto discover the wonders of calculus and the power of the Graphics display calculator. The course is thorough and challenging but support is offered from a very experienced department.
For HL, there are 3 externally marked papers. P1-2hrs, P2-2hrs, P3-1hr
There is an internally marked, and externally verified, piece of work called the Internal Assessment for either SL or HL which is basically a Maths essay on a topic of students' choosing. It is done independently with 2 pieces of feedback.
For SL there are 2x1.5hr papers (The SL is a fall back option for those who struggle and it is decided upon in Year 13)
General Entry Requirement for The Skinners’ Kent Academy Sixth Form
Minimum of GCSE grade 4 (G4) in English and Mathematics plus 3 other GCSEs at grades 9-4 (A*-C)
Subject specific minimum entry requirements are:
Mathematics: G6 Mathematics
This course will further develop mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills that will serve students well if they wish to study Mathematics at a higher level or any other course with a high level of mathematical content