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Mathematics

 

The Mathematics Department at Kent College aims to provide a supportive, enjoyable and stimulating environment where students are inspired to achieve. 

Years 7-11

From Year 7 to Year 11, Mathematics is taught as a core subject.  Students are set according to ability but there is a flexibility of movement between sets.  Differentiated activities are provided for the more able students and additional support is offered to those who need it.

The department is well-resourced and every classroom is equipped with an interactive white board. The school subscribes to MyMaths which is a valuable interactive resource for all students from Year 7 to Year 13.

In September 2014, a new Key Stage 3 Scheme of work was introduced. It will include exciting new textbooks which reflect the changes in the New Secondary Curriculum in Mathematics. 

 

GCSE Mathematics

At GCSE, students follow the Edexcel Linear Higher Tier course, taking the examination at the end of Year 11. There are two written examinations, one with a calculator and one without, each worth 50% of the final mark. For a few students after their Year 11 Mock Exams, it might be advisable to sit the Foundation Tier to achieve their C grade.

AS/A2 Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

AS/A2 level Mathematics and Further Mathematics is offered in the Sixth Form. Students wishing to study Mathematics at A level are expected to have achieve a grade A or A* at GCSE.

Studying Mathematics at this level develops skills in logical thinking and the ability to process information accurately. There are many degree subjects that require these valuable skills and employers are impressed by this qualification. Mathematics also complements and assists the understanding of a number of other A level subjects.

The A level Mathematics course comprises of six modules taken over two years. There are four compulsory pure mathematics modules and two applied (usually statistics 1 and mechanics 1).

Students wishing to study Further Mathematics take an additional six modules. Click here for further information.

 

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