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KS5 (Years 12-13)

Key Stage 5

A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics

Students can follow A Level courses in Mathematics or Mathematics and Further Mathematics. The students follow the OCR A Level specification for Maths (H240) and Further Maths (H245). These are both linear courses in which all content is assessed at the end of the course.

The students will be monitored throughout the course. They will complete a number of assessments and common home learning tasks which will be used to track their progress. The mathematics staff run support classes and drop-in sessions to provide additional help for the students.

We give the students the opportunity to participate in the UKMT Maths Challenge each year. Some students also represent the school in the UKMT Team Challenges.

Further information from OCR for Mathematics A level can be found by clicking here. 

Information for Further Mathematics can be found by clicking here. 

Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths)

In addition to the A levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics, we also offer the AQA Level 3 qualification in Mathematical Studies (also known as Core Maths). The course is taken in Year 12 only and is equivalent to an AS Level.

Core Maths takes the mathematical knowledge from GCSE and builds upon it to apply these skills to real world problems. For example, we cover tax and national insurance, loans, budgeting and more advanced statistical techniques that are not met at GCSE such as using a standard deviation, modelling with a normal distribution, and correlation/regression.

More information about this course can be found on the AQA website by clicking here.


Poynton High School & Performing Arts College

Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Cheshire SK12 1PU

01625 871 811