The Mathematics curriculum at the British School of Bucharest has been designed to give students the knowledge and skills required for a solid foundation and understanding of problem‐solving skills. Mathematics introduces students to concepts and skills essential in daily life, which aid learning throughout the entire academic journey.
Key Stage 3
The mathematical content covered at Key Stage 3 is interesting and engaging for students and is also designed to ensure good preparation for further study of the Edexcel International GCSE Mathematics qualification (Specification A).
The main aim for the students during Key Stage 3 is to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, giving them the ability to recall and apply complex formulae, terminology, and facts with increasing speed and accuracy and demonstrate a detailed understanding of procedures consistently use complex mathematical terminology.
Key Stage 4
The students will develop knowledge and understanding of mathematical concepts and techniques and acquire a foundation of mathematical skills for further study in the subject or related areas according to the Edexcel International GCSE in Mathematics. During Key Stage 4, they are assessed according to the Edexcel International Examinations IGCSE syllabus in Mathematics (Specification A). Depending on progress and the outcome of standardised and formal assessments, students may sit the IGCSE mathematics at the end of Year 10, taking further and accredited advanced mathematics courses in Year 11.
Key Stage 5/Sixth Form
At the start of Key Stage 5, the students will have the possibility to start the AS/A Level Mathematics course. There is also the option to study the full A Level in one year, during Year 12, taking the Further Mathematics course to AS or full A Level during Year 13.
In this course, students will learn how to work with complex functions and understand how to calculate forces in mechanics. You will cover topics such as geometry, calculus, trigonometry and algebra and gain the ability to manipulate figures and use abstract reasoning and logic in problem-solving.
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