Head of Department: Mrs. L. Wiles Department Information
The Mathematics department comprises fourteen members of staff who share thirteen dedicated Mathematics classrooms. Eight of these teachers are A level specialists.
The department at Countesthorpe Leysland is excellently resourced. Students are required to purchase their own course text that supports the teaching of the course.
Why study this course?
Studying Mathematics will:
• provide a stimulating and challenging course
• develop key employability skills such as problem-solving, logical reasoning, communication and resilience;
• lead to a versatile qualification that is well-respected by employers and higher education
Aims of the course
The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:
• understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment
• extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques, understand progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected
• construct mathematical proofs
• recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context
• take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development
The Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Mathematics consists of three externally examined papers.
Students must complete all assessment in May/June in any single year.
The first 2 papers focus on Pure Mathematics and the third looks at the applied units of Statisitcs and Mechanics.
Universities welcome this subject for applications to study a wide range of degree courses.
Career opportunities include: Engineering, Business, Finance, Medicine, Statistics, Teaching, Lecturing, Law, Technology, Computing, Science.