We offer both Mathematics and Further Mathematics A levels with an entry requirement of a 7 for Mathematics an 8 for Further Mathematics 

The Mathematics course is stimulating, challenging and satisfying as you develop your understanding of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics A level Syllabus. All our Mathematics teachers are specialists with Mathematics degrees and have special interests in their teaching areas; Mr Barbor, having worked in Engineering, teaches Mechanics and Mr Fenlon, having worked in Finance, teaches Statistics. 

Our passion and insight into these areas enhances our teaching and can help the pupils understand the mathematics they are learning in a wider context. 

Mathematics is recognised as a rigorous A level – this means that it is held in very high regard by universities but it is also slightly more challenging than some other A level subjects. At HCS we follow the EDEXCEL modular A level which comprises six modules; the first three of which are followed in the Lower Sixth Year. A level Mathematics classes all ensure individual attention and extra tuition is always available.

“At HCS, you will receive teaching from experts in each of the mathematical fields, covering a wide range of topics including pure mathematics, statistics, mechanics and more. Classes are small, ensuring near one to one attention.”

Lower Sixth Modules:

Core 1 (Compulsory) – The only non-calculator paper

  • Algebra and Functions – Indices, Quadratics, Simultaneous Equations
  • Transformation of graphs
  • Coordinate Geometry – Equations of Straight Lines, Parallel and Perpendicular lines
  • Sequences and Series – nth terms, Arithmetic Series
  • Differential Calculus – Differentiation and Integration The first three areas build on topics learned at GCSE  

Core 2 (Compulsory)

  • Algebra and Functions – Factor and Remainder Theorems
  • Coordinate Geometry – Circles and properties of Circles
  • Sequences and Series – Geometric Series, Binomial Expansion
  • Trigonometry – Sine and Cosine Rules, Radian Measure, Trigonometrical Equations
  • Exponentials and Logarithms – Rules of Logarithms
  • Differential Calculus – Applications of Differentiation and Integration  

Statistics 1

  • Statistical Modelling – Mathematical Modelling as applied in Probability and Statistics
  • Representation of Data – Histograms, Stem and Leaf Diagrams, Box Plots
  • Measures of Location (Mean, Mode, Median), Measures of Dispersion (Variance, Standard Deviation, Ranges), Skewness
  • Probability – Elementary probability, Exclusive and Complementary Events, Conditional Probability, Independent Events
  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter Diagrams, Linear Regression, Product Moment Correlation Coefficient
  • Discrete Random Variables – Probability Functions, Mean and Variance of Discrete Random Variables, The Discrete Uniform Distribution
  • The Normal Distribution – Application of Normal Distribution and the use of Normal Distribution tables. These topics extend the GCSE work from both the normal mkathematics syllabus and the Statistics syllabus.

What do I need to start the course? You will have achieved at least a Grade B at Higher Level GCSE Mathematics.

For full course specifications visit: http://www.edexel.org.uk/subjects/mathematics









"This year one third of our 6th form Mathematicians achieved an A* and all our students passed" 

Mr Clare Head of Maths

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About Hampshire Collegiate School

Hampshire Collegiate School near Romsey is an independent school for boys and girls 2–18. Our 130 acre site – once home to Florence Nightingale – includes beautiful Grade II listed woodland gardens, sports pitches and educational facilities. We combine an ‘academic ambition’ programme with development of a wide range of skills and interests for every pupil.

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