Studying Maths at KS5
5 hours per week

Studying maths develops your numeracy, graphical and problem solving skills. These skills are really useful preparation for the maths used in a many university degree courses, apprenticeships and the workplace. It can increase your confidence and fluency in the maths used in every day life.

Topics studied in the syllabus include

  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebraic Proof
  • Calculus
  • Probability Distribution and Hypothesis Testing
  • Sampling and Data Presentation
  • Kinematics in 2 Dimensions
  • Forces, Moments and Newton’s Laws

Career pathways in Maths
Fluency in number work and good problem solving skills are critical for the vast majority of jobs. University level courses and many jobs require a standard level of mathematical ability to even be considered. Having good maths skills and the ability to work logically enhances your application to these roles.
In particular careers in finance, engineering, teaching, business, architecture, IT and teaching all require a sound mathematical knowledge. Any degree level course such as sports, social sciences, finance, engineering and any science related courses all contain a level of mathematical content that the work you learn would be beneficial to.