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6th Form Curriculum Guide - Year 12 Maths
Term 1Y12 Unit 1 Pure Maths/Mechanics/Statistics  
Algebraic expressions, index laws, negative and fractional indices, expanding and factorising, surds Solving quadratic equations, completing the square, functions, quadratic graphs, the discriminant, modelling with quadratics Linear and quadratic simultaneous equations, including graphs Algebraic fractions, polynomial division, factor theorem, mathematical proof, the Binomial Expansion. Statistics Measures of location and spread, including variance and standard deviation; coding Representations of data – outliers, box plots, cumulative frequency, histograms, comparing data Statistical Distributions – probability distributions, Binomial Distribution, cumulative probabilities. Mechanics Modelling in Mechanics, quantities and units, working with vectors Constant acceleration, displacement-time and velocity-time graphs, SUVAT equations (including vertical motion)
Assessment: Internal test of 50 minutes duration on all topics covered once the relevant unit on Edexcel scheme of work is completed. Pure Maths is 62.5% of the Year 12 course. It is assessed through a 2 hour exam (internal) at the end of Year 12. Statistics and Mechanics are 37.5% of the course and are assessed by a 1h15m internal paper at the end of Y12. A suitable calculator is required (Casio Class Wizz).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 2Y12 Unit 2 Pure Maths/Mechanics/Statistics  
Differentiation – gradients, tangents and normals, increasing and decreasing functions, stationary points, modelling with differentiation Integration – finding functions, areas under curves and between curves and lines Vectors, solving geometrical problems and modelling. Statistics Probability, Venn diagrams, mutually exclusive and independent events, tree diagrams Data collection - populations and samples, non-random sampling, types of data, the large data set. Mechanics Complete Mechanics work from term 1 Forces and motion (diagrams, vectors, 2-D motion), connected particles, pulleys.
Assessment: Internal test of 50 minutes duration on all topics covered once the relevant unit on Edexcel scheme of work is completed. Pure Maths is 62.5% of the Year 12 course. It is assessed through a 2 hour exam (internal) at the end of Year 12. Statistics and Mechanics are 37.5% of the course and are assessed by a 1h15m internal paper at the end of Y12. A suitable calculator is required (Casio Class Wizz).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 3Y12 Unit 3 Pure Maths/Statistics/Mechanics  
Complete vectors from term 2 Coordinate geometry – mid points and perpendicular bisectors, equation of a circle, intersection of circle and straight line, tangent-chord properties, triangles and circles Trigonometric identities and equations in all 4 quadrants, trig identities. Statistics Hypothesis testing, critical values, 1- and 2-tailed tests Mechanics Complete Forces and Motion work from Term 2
Assessment: Assessment: Internal test of 50 minutes duration on all topics covered once the relevant unit on Edexcel scheme of work is completed. Pure Maths is 62.5% of the Year 12 course. It is assessed through a 2 hour exam (internal) at the end of Year 12. Statistics and Mechanics are 37.5% of the course and are assessed by a 1h15m internal paper at the end of Y12. A suitable calculator is required (Casio Class Wizz). Key Words and Terms
 
Term 4Y12 Unit 4 Pure Maths/Statistics/Mechanics  
Complete trigonometry from term 3 Algebra and functions – linear and quadratic inequalities and regions Graphs – cubic, quartic, reciprocal, and transformations Statistics Correlation and regression Mechanics Variable acceleration, using differentiation, maxima and minima problems, using integration, constant acceleration formulae
Assessment: Internal test of 50 minutes duration on all topics covered once the relevant unit on Edexcel scheme of work is completed. Pure Maths is 62.5% of the Year 12 course. It is assessed through a 2 hour exam (internal) at the end of Year 12. Statistics and Mechanics are 37.5% of the course and are assessed by a 1h15m internal paper at the end of Y12. A suitable calculator is required (Casio Class Wizz).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 5Y12 Unit 5 Pure Maths  
Exponentials and logarithms, solving equations with logarithms, working with natural logs, logs with non-linear data.
Assessment: Internal test of 50 minutes duration on all topics covered once the relevant unit on Edexcel scheme of work is completed. Pure Maths is 62.5% of the Year 12 course. It is assessed through a 2 hour exam (internal) at the end of Year 12. Statistics and Mechanics are 37.5% of the course and are assessed by a 1h15m internal paper at the end of Y12. A suitable calculator is required (Casio Class Wizz).Key Words and Terms
 
Term 6Y12 Unit 6 Pure Maths and revision  
Begin remaining AL course content: Algebraic and partial fractions, further trigonometry, further differentiation.
Assessment: Internal test of 50 minutes duration on all topics covered once the relevant unit on Edexcel scheme of work is completed. Pure Maths is 62.5% of the Year 12 course. It is assessed through a 2 hour exam (internal) at the end of Year 12. Statistics and Mechanics are 37.5% of the course and are assessed by a 1h15m internal paper at the end of Y12. A suitable calculator is required (Casio Class Wizz).Key Words and Terms
 

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