AS and A-Level Mathematics


Sixth-form pupils at Edith Kay School study the Edexcel AS and A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics specification.

KS5 is split into Mathematics and Further Mathematics, both of which are further split into Core and Applied topics. The complexity of study increases, and students engage with new mathematical concepts and methods, such as the binomial theorem.

KS5 invites pupils to enhance the breadth and depth of their mathematical knowledge covering pure math, mechanics and statistics with a deeper emphasis on developing and assessing reasoning, problem-solving skills and modelling.

 A Level Mathematics challenges pupils to gain mastery in their subject in order to fully develop the skills required to study Mathematics, in any sense, at higher education. 

A Level Further Mathematics course is broader and deeper than A-level Mathematics and introduces new mathematical concepts that have wide applications in engineering, physical sciences, economics and computing.


At Edith Kay School, we implement our curriculum through using a variety of teaching approaches and tasks:

  • Thorough course planning and schemes of work
  • Assessing students’ prior understanding
  • Address misconceptions and holes in GCSE knowledge
  • Providing strong foundations for the next stage of their mathematical journey
  • Support for problem-solving, modelling and large data sets.
  • Preparing for exams through past papers and mock tests to identify the topics and skills where further learning is required.


The A-Level examinations are made up of three papers:

  • Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1
  • Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2
  • Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

Students must complete all assessments in May/June in any single year. This allows our students to find an apprenticeship or go on to further education.


Who is Edith Kay

Edith and Kay were an ordinary couple who are representative of all those who devote their lives to taking care of vulnerable children, fostering them and welcoming them warmly into their family home. Over many years, Edith and Kay worked to promote resilience in vulnerable young people, and to instil the values of compassion and generosity of spirit. Their deep-seated belief in the power of education and care to transform lives underpins the ethos of our school.
© Copyright 2020 - Edith Kay | Siteby Digital Putty
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram