Cheslyn Hay Academy, Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay, WS6 7JQ
Part of Windsor Academy Trust
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Maths A Level

Curriculum Intent

To equip our students with the skills and knowledge to be able to solve problems, think logically and cope with numerical challenges in everyday life. We believe all students are capable of achieving high standards and become able mathematicians. We follow a mastery approach to teaching and learning and believe students need to be fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics before moving on. We develop conceptual understanding so that students can recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately to new problems. Students are regularly challenged with rich and sophisticated tasks before any acceleration through new content.

Why should I study Maths?

Without advanced mathematical techniques many scientific breakthroughs would be harder if not impossible to achieve. A Level maths is a challenging subject, requiring aptitude, perseverance and determination, but it is very rewarding and is looked upon favourably by Higher Education Institutions and employers, even if the content is not directly required. Most importantly do maths because you love it and have been successful in the past.

What skills will I gain?

Maths A Level gives you skills in: designing and conducting observational and experimental studies through mathematical modelling, analysing and interpreting data, finding patterns and drawing conclusions, approaching problems in an analytical and rigorous way, formulating theories and applying them to solve problems, dealing with abstract concepts; presenting mathematical arguments and conclusions with accuracy and clarity and logical thinking. You will also have the general skills that employers expect, including communication skills, time management, organisational skills, teamwork skills and working methodically and accurately.

What career paths is Maths suitable for?

Maths A Level is a requirement for some careers within many Engineering and Science fields. In addition, Maths is often a preferred choice at A Level for many Research, Business and Accounting careers. Many other employers that have no requirement for a maths qualification also favour maths candidates due to the logical and analytical way in which a mathematician’s mind works and the fact that you have to be intelligent to pass such a challenging subject.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above; including English and/or maths.
  • National data suggests successful students will have achieved a grade 7 or more in maths.