Core Maths

A level
Exam Based


This course follows a more applied approach to mathematics which is related to their other A Level subjects.  It supports a wide range of other subjects with a mathematical content, such as Business Studies and Psychology.
Minimum College Entry Requirements (5 A*-C or equivalent) including Maths 5
1 year, but may be run over 2 years.
£5 at enrolment to cover photocopying costs.
This level 3 qualification is aimed at students wanting to develop their mathematical skills beyond GCSE without having to do the A level in Mathematics.

Jonathan Ackerman

Jonathan Ackerman - Teacher of Maths

What are your qualifications? PGCE Secondary Mathematics including A-level, University of Leicester, Ph.D. Engineering (Experimental Fluid Mechanics), University of Leicester, BEng(Hons) Upper Second Class, Mechanical Engineering With Industry, University of Leicester, Undergraduate Certificate in Industrial Studies, University of Leicester.

Teaching experience? 2013-current King Edward VI college teaching AS and A2 Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Use of Mathematics. 2006-2013 Countesthorpe Community College in Leicestershire. Key stage 4 (including Special Need and Alternative Curriculum groups) and a significant amount of A-level Mathematics and Further Mathematics. Had additional responsibility of the Teaching and Learning of Post 16 Mathematics across the department and the use of IT in the classroom. 2005-2006 The Kingswood School in Corby teaching a broad range of Key Stage 2 and 3 classes. 2004-2005 PGSE with placements at Countesthorpe Community College in South Leicestershire and Moat Community College in Leicester.

What other relevant experience/qualifications do you have?

1997-1998 Assistant Scientific Officer At DERA in Farnborough. 2000 and 2002 Project manager and Engineer at NRC in Ottawa.

What are your hobbies/interests? Photography