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Mathematics

Staff Contact; Mr Graeme Spurr gspurr@farmors.gloucs.sch.uk

Course Content

You will study pure maths including extensive use of algebra, calculus and trigonometry as well as applied maths including statistics and mechanics focusing on how maths can be used to model the real world in order to solve problems. Mechanics overlaps strongly with Physics A-level whereas Statistics deals with probability, sampling data and statistical hypotheses which overlap with Geography, Psychology and Biology.

Exam board Edexcel

The final examinations consist of 3 two hour papers.

  • Paper 1 – Pure Maths marked out of 100.
  • Paper 2 – Pure Maths marked out of 100.
  • Paper 3 – Applied Maths including Mechanics and Statistics also marked out of 100.

Results 2019

A*-B 70% | A*-C 91% | A*-E 100%

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entry criteria plus grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics 

Career Opportunities

In an increasingly numerical world A-level maths is useful in a large number of degree courses and careers. It is a subject that is highly valued both by universities, as a facilitating subject, and employers for the problem solving skills it develops.

It is essential for further study of

Mathematics

Statistics

Engineering

Physics

It is desirable for

  • Other physical sciences
  • Computing
  • Architecture
  • Computer animation
  • Psychology and other social sciences
  • Actuary
  • Meteorology
  • Economics
  • Accounting

And numerous other careers rely on a good understanding of number.

Industry Links and Work experience

Previous students have completed work experience with a number of financial and engineering firms.  The department is developing links with the local STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) network which can arrange gap year placements with STEM firms.

I'd also like to say how impressed we have been with the Sixth Form. I think our son will look back on his time at Farmor's with great fondness- he has had a great experience and been very happy.

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Student Profile


Charlotte Pearce

Previous school Farmor's

Studied Maths, Chemistry, Geography and EPQ

Achieved A*A*A*A and is studying Pharmacy at Cardiff University