# The English School Mathematics departmental blog

## Friday, 5 June 2015

## Thursday, 19 March 2015

### Choosing a mathematics A-Level course for year 5

**Students must make their choice by Monday, 20**

^{th}April 2015.Click on the link below for the letter that has been sent to parents & students in year 4.

**Letter.to.Parents.2015.To.Parents.and.Students.Year.4.Mathematics.Courses**

The following document lists all the possible courses our students can choose for their A-Levels in Mathematics for September 2015.

**Mathematics.courses.landscape.colour.2015-2017**

**Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)**

**1.**

**How many periods of mathematics do I have in year 5?**

*8 periods over 10 days.*

**2.**

**What is a normal set in mathematics?**

*A set in which the syllabus is delivered at a normal rate.*

**3.**

**If I follow the normal set what happens in year 6?**

*You can continue with a single A-Level course only.*

**4.**

**What is an intensive set in mathematics?**

*A set in which the subject is delivered at a much faster rate. A lot more syllabus is covered during the academic year.*

**5.**

**Who should consider opting for an intensive set?**

*Students should only take this course if they have an aptitude in Mathematics.*

**6.**

**If I follow the intensive set what happens in year 6?**

*You either choose the One and a half A-Level course or the Double A-Level.*

**7.**

**What is the One and a half A - Level?**

*An intensive set. This is timetabled as one A-Level. At the end of the course students are awarded an A Level in Mathematics and an AS-Level in Further Mathematics.*

**8.**

**What is the Double A - Level?**

*A normal set. This is timetabled as two A-Levels. At the end of the course students are awarded an A-Level in Mathematics and an A-Level in Further Mathematics.*

**9.**

**Can the One and a half A – Level lead to a Double A-level?**

*Yes. Students are given the option in year 6 to complete the remaining half A-Level during afternoon classes (paid) organised by the Mathematics department. The additional units are taught in year 6 & 7.*

**10.**

**Who needs two A-Levels in Mathematics?**

*Those students thinking of studying Mathematics, engineering and other related subjects at university where universities are willing to accept or need two A Levels in Mathematics.*

**11.**

**How many units are there in an AS-level in Mathematics?**

*Three units.*

**12.**

**How many units are there in an A-level in Mathematics?**

*Six units - the three from the AS-Level and another three units.*

**13.**

**When do I take the exams if I’m in a normal set?**

*One unit at the end of year 5, two at the end of year 6 and three at the end of year 7.*

**14.**

**When do I take the exams if I’m in an intensive set?**

*Two units at the end of year 5, three at the end of year 6 and four at the end of year 7.*

**15.**

**When do I take the exams if I’m in a double A-Level set?**

*Two units at the end of year 5, four at the end of year 6 and six at the end of year 7.*

## Wednesday, 28 May 2014

## Sunday, 2 February 2014

### 2014 Maths Relay competition Winners

Congratulations to our team!!!

Year 1: Andreas Yiakoumi, Petros Vasileiades and Sofronis Michael

Year 2: Erotokritos Nicolaou, Garen Zartarian and Yiannis Pericleous

Year 3: Anna Economou, Marina Leonidou and Simonas Petrides

Teachers: Maria Vaki & Maria Perikleous

## Wednesday, 25 September 2013

## Wednesday, 18 September 2013

**SENIOR MATHEMATICS DROP-IN CLUB**

**Years 4 & 5**

**Need more help with your Maths?**

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**Missed a day from school?**

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**Not very clear about trigonometry/algebra/vectors?**

*Drop by the Senior Maths Drop-in Club!*

**You can drop-in every Wednesday from 13:15 to 14:15 in Room 22.**

Mathematics teachers will be available to help you with any maths problems.

The club will start on
Wednesday 18

^{th}September 2013.**BRING YOUR QUESTIONS TO GET YOUR ANSWERS!!!**

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