Head of Department
Ms G Mason
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose Maths? 

Maths provides you with skills that are extremely useful in any career. They range from analytical thinking, problem solving, investigating problems and presenting solutions logically, handling and interpreting data, forming and communicating ideas.

Maths is a highly credible qualification. However, the choice of this subject for A-level should also be because you enjoy Maths and you gain pleasure from the challenge of solving number and logic puzzles. There is much emphasis on problem solving, reasoning and modelling, and a requirement for the efficient use of a calculator.

What is Involved?

There are three written examinations, which will take place at the end of Year 13. All papers are two hours in length and consist of two pure mathematics papers and one paper which will examine both statistics and mechanics. These mathematical skills are extremely useful for many careers such as business, engineering, medicine and insurance.

A-level Maths requires sound algebraic and trigonometrical skills, with the course building up to concepts such as integration, differentiation, vectors, logarithms and exponentials, proof, coordinate geometry and numerical methods, which are examined over the two pure maths papers. The final paper examines the work studied on statistical methods such as statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing. It also examines the work studied on the mechanics used in kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws and moments.

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examination results

74%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-B

83%

of A-level students achieved grades A*-C

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of A-level students achieved grades A*-E

What we’ve been up to…

26Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 26: Put a new perspective on a problem you face. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/oyynFpE6Tv

25Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 25: You can't do everything. What are your top three priorities this week? #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Mj2emM94La

24Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 24: Write down four specific things that have gone well recently. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/94515ERF9s

23Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 23: Recognise that you have a choice about what to prioritise. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Znp9UHLEeL

23Oct '21

Thanks to all of our #wkgscommunity students and staff for their fantastic efforts and achievements this half-term. Have a great break and a well-earned rest. We will return on Monday 1st November which is a Week 🅱️ #wkgscommunity https://t.co/MpUd1AEP9j

22Oct '21

Eedi is providing a webinar for parents, 'Helping Your Maths-Anxious Child', it takes place on Wednesday 3rd November at 7:30pm. Please click the link below to book your place. us02web.zoom.us/webinar/regist…

22Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 22: Share a hopeful quote, video or picture with a friend or colleague. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/yKKX0PfB4s

21Oct '21

Huge thank you to all of our #wkgscommunity who have contributed to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal, especially those who helped sort and pack the donations. For more information about @ctmbirkenhead or to donate, please visit: charlesthompsonsmission.org.uk https://t.co/VxBHjBYWxM

21Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 21: Let go of the expectations of others and focus on what matters to you. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/h9qPwjBWlK

21Oct '21

Christmas Food Hamper Appeal for the Charles Thompson Mission

Our incredibly generous WKGS Community have donated food collected during our Harvest Festival week to the Charles Thompson's Mission Christmas Food Hamper Appeal. Thank you to everyone who contributed and especially to those who helped sort and pack the donations.

20Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 20: Find joy in tackling a task you have been putting off for some time. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/f2E8q9htzF

20Oct '21

House Pumpkin Competition

Well done to all our students who spent so much time and effort making some fabulous creations for our House Pumpkin Competition!

19Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 19: Identify one of your positive qualities that will be helpful to you in the future. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/Q3o3fLI5aZ

18Oct '21

Optimistic October - Day 18: Set hopeful but realistic goals for the week ahead. #OptimisticOctober #Wellbeing https://t.co/PV4vdBkLRW

18Oct '21

Year 11 GCSE Geography Fieldwork trip to Cumbria, County Durham

As part of their GCSE Geography course Year 11 Geographers enjoyed their fieldtrip to the Lake District, Cumbria looking at flood prevention techniques in Cockermouth and also woodland ecosystems. They then moved on to the Pennines into County Durham to follow the course of the River Tees from source to the sea. Followed by a wonderful set of opportunities to study the coastal landscape of the fast-eroding Holderness coast in Yorkshire, visiting Hornsea and Flamborough Head.