Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Ms G Mason
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 8 in GCSE Mathematics

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose Further Maths?

The course encourages you to develop a deep understanding of Further Maths and an ability to use it in a variety of contexts. Students will be taught to use appropriate technology to deepen mathematical understanding and extend the range of problems which they can solve. The first two papers will examine challenging calculus methods, differential equations coordinate systems, numerical methods and vectors. 

The second two papers will provide the opportunity to attempt questions using a variety of techniques taught on topics such as Poisson distribution, hypothesis testing, chi squared tests, algorithms and graph theory, linear programming and critical path analysis. 

What is Involved?

There are four written examinations, which will take place at the end of Year 13. All papers are 1½ hours in length and equally weighted.

The assessment consist of two further pure maths papers and two papers which will examine statistics and decision maths. These mathematical concepts are extremely useful for many careers such as business, engineering, medicine, insurance and computer programming.

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88%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

100%

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