Key Stage 5

Studying Mathematics at Headlands Sixth Form leads to the Edecxel A level qualification. The aims and objectives of this qualification are to enable students to:

understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study

extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques

understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected

apply mathematics in other fields of study and be aware of the relevance of mathematics to the world of work and to situations in society in general

use their mathematical knowledge to make logical and reasoned decisions in solving problems both within pure mathematics and in a variety of contexts, and communicate the mathematical rationale for these decisions clearly

reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning

generalise mathematically

construct mathematical proofs

use their mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems that require them to decide on the solution strategy

recognise when mathematics can be used to analyse and solve a problem in context

represent situations mathematically and understand the relationship between problems in context and mathematical models that may be applied to solve them

draw diagrams and sketch graphs to help explore mathematical situations and interpret solutions

make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions by using mathematical reasoning

interpret solutions and communicate their interpretation effectively in the context of the problem

read and comprehend mathematical arguments, including justifications of methods and formulae, and communicate their understanding

read and comprehend articles concerning applications of mathematics and communicate their understanding

use technology such as calculators and computers effectively and recognise when their use may be inappropriate

take increasing responsibility for their own learning and the evaluation of their own mathematical development

Please contact Mr Fraser, Director of Maths, should you require more information.

  • Headlands School
  • Sewerby Road
  • Bridlington
  • Y016 6UR
  • Headlands School
  • Sewerby Road
  • Bridlington
  • Y016 6UR