Key Stage 5 Maths

Exam Board and Specification

In KS5 our students can study:

A-level students must take three examination papers at the end of year 13, Core Maths students take two exams at the end of year 12.

The information in the table below shows the broad topic area covered within each subject. For a more detailed, tiered breakdown of each topic area please refer to the AQA exam board website

Topics/Skills Taught

AQA A-Level Mathematics

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments

AQA A-Level Further Mathematics

  • Proof
  • Complex numbers
  • Matrices
  • Further Algebra and Functions
  • Further Calculus
  • Further Vectors
  • Polar coordinates
  • Hyperbolic functions
  • Differential equations
  • Trigonometry
  • Numerical Methods
  • Dimensional analysis
  • Momentum and collisions
  • Work, energy and power
  • Circular motion
  • Centres of mass and moments
  • Graphs
  • Networks
  • Network flows
  • Linear programming
  • Critical path analysis
  • Game theory for zero-sum games
  • Binary operations and group theory .

AQA Core Maths

  • Analysis of data
  • Maths for personal finance
  • Estimation
  • Critical analysis of given data and models
  • The normal distribution
  • Probabilities and estimation
  • Correlation and regression

Extra-Curricular Opportunities

Students participate in the UKMT Senior maths challenge and regional team challenge.