You will follow a one year course covering all aspects of the syllabus with three written exams in May/June.
The three examinations are as follows:
Paper 1: A non-calculator paper testing all aspects of the syllabus, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
Paper 2: A calculator paper testing all aspects of the syllabus, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
Paper 3: A calculator paper testing all aspects of the syllabus, lasting 1 hour 30 minutes.
Methods of Teaching and Learning
The course is taught by well qualified and experienced staff. Teaching methods mostly involve whole-class teaching, with discussions and group work. You are expected to do a substantial amount of revision and practice outside the classroom.
Methods of Assessment
This course is assessed by three written examinations in May/June.
Throughout the course, your progress is assessed and monitored by regular assignments and mock examinations.
The College Library is well stocked with Mathematics books, and you are encouraged to use IT resources as appropriate. You are expected to provide your own scientific calculators and geometry sets.
You will be expected to improve from your previous grade 4 or 5 to grade 6 to 9. These grades will then open up opportunities for you to study mathematics or science-based subjects at A-level the following year.
You are expected to purchase your own calculator and a geometry set.