Maths

At Bradford Academy  the maths department follow the new Edexcel GCSE in Maths specification that takes an innovative mastery approach to tackle the increase in demand.  The course id designed to help learners builds fluency and nurtures confidence in Maths, Focuses on problem-solving and reasoning throughout.  And stretches the most able mathematicians as well as supporting for your low attaining students to help them master the basics.

A-Level Mathematics is an excellent foundation for both further study and employment. It remains a particularly impressive qualification that demonstrates core intelligence, a logical mind and excellent problem-solving skills. From studying the course learners will develop:  An understanding of the mathematics that underpin many aspects of our lives,  The ability to apply a range of mathematical skills to different situations,  Acute logical thinking and problem-solving abilities,  The ability to proCore Maths is designed to focus on problem-solving, and will help with the mathematics you are likely require if you are to progress on to further qualifications such as:
Physics; Chemistry and Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Computer Science,  Psychology, Geography and Physical Education
Here at Bradford Academy we have the exciting privilege of being early adopters, so you could be one of the first people to receive this qualification! cess, interpret and analyse information.

Year 12

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Algebra, Functions, Curve sketching, Coordinate Geometry, Differentiation, Integration, Logarithms, Binomial expansion
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Bronze C1/C2 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials Makers of Mathematics S. Hollingdale (Penguin, 1989), A Mathematician’s Apology G.H. Hardy (CUP, 1992)

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Sequences, Radian measure and its application, Trigonometry, Location and representation of data
Key Activities / Homeworks Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Silver C1/C2/S1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials J. McLeish Number (Bloomsbury, 1991) Mathematics: a very short introduction Timothy Gowers (CUP, 2002)
Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Probability, Correlation, Regression, Discrete random variables, Normal Distribution.
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Gold C1/C2/S1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials Solving Mathematical Problems Terence Tao (OUP, 2006), Probability and Statistics M.R. Spiegel (Schaum’s outline series; McGraw-Hill, 1982) .

Year 13

Term 1
Key Learning Objectives Algebraic and Partial Fractions, Functions, Exponents, Modulus, Transformations, Binomial Expansion, Numerical Methods, Trigonometry, Parametric Equations
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments BronzeC3/C4 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials Marcus Du Sautoy Finding Moonshine: a mathematician’s journey through symmetry, What is Mathematics? R. Courant & H. Robbins (OUP, 1996)

 

Term 2
Key Learning Objectives Differentiation, Integration, Vectors, Modelling, Kinematics, Dynamics
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Silver C3/C4/M1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials How to Think like a Mathematician Kevin Houston (CUP, 2009), Calculus for the Ambitious T.W. Korner (CUP, 2014)

 

Term 3
Key Learning Objectives Statics, Moments, Vectors
Key Activities / Homework Homework is completed on MyMaths, Active Learn or through Course Specific Workbooks
Assessments Gold C3/C4/M1 Assessment
Suggest reading & support materials Surely You’re Joking, Mr Feynman R.P. Feynman (Arrow Books, 1992), From Here to Infinity Ian Stewart (OUP, 1996), A First Course in Mechanics Mary Lunn (OUP, 1991)