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25/01/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

A MASSIVE thank you to the sports leaders today during a rather chilly KS2 cross-country event😍 you’re all superstars!! ⭐️ https://t.co/JgcDb5Ch9A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

An exciting day packed with practical lessons today! Starting with Year 10 (triple science) students practicing aseptic techniques on bacteria culture this morning - check out the skills! https://t.co/cXigvmxVSx

25/01/22

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Jenny Pugh

Thank you your buses are amazing and are so much more comfortable. I’ll contact to see if there are any plans to provide a service for the school children.

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Second practical today - our super excited Year 8 students are learning about reactivity of metals. In today's lesson they were reacting metals with acids and water! https://t.co/AE8objUL7A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Third practical of the day - it's been busy day today ! Here the Year 9s have tested a variety of samples to find out what groups of biological molecules are present in their foods! https://t.co/v0Pjd3G1Hn

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25/01/22

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Epping St John's School

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

25/01/22

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Vectare Essex

please pass on to any of your pupils who use the service, we recommend they instead the bus from Epping, Church.

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25/01/22

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

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24/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A piece of work based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’!📚 https://t.co/3y37CTyMR3

24/01/22

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MrFitten

AFCON moves onto the knockout rounds and 8 Sparks have knocked out 7 Sparks on pens, and a big game for and 8 Barker as take on 10 Barker in tonight's other game.

23/01/22

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ESJ PE

Amazing work Alex, proud of you!😍 https://t.co/muXuXQLZHL

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21/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Another book recommendation! Read this back in July and loved it. Very insightful read and definitely recommend!📚 https://t.co/GQTvWLrQFF

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20/01/22

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Mrs Ahmed

There was such a great atmosphere at the chess club today. Picked up some tricks from Mr Joyan. I'm still not sure I'm good enough to beat our students though https://t.co/SlVeCybQFu

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20/01/22

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Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education

Today we are praying for Epping St John’s CE Academy, including Head of School Mike Yerosimou, all the teachers, support staff, governors and pupils. https://t.co/OU2CT6Houn https://t.co/c3ADPyPRNJ

19/01/22

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Benjamin Murphy CC

Mrs Benjamin was a real community stalwart. When she retired as Town Clerk, she served as Chair of Governors at School for many years and enjoyed working with young people immensely. She was such a joy to listen to and learn from.

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19/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A Reading Race based around the book ‘The Human Tide”! 🌍 https://t.co/q4G198IomZ https://t.co/5HcwTZvkyL

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19/01/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Thank you to Essex and Herts Air ambulance for coming in today and talking to our students. Such an informative talk for our students. We will be starting fund raising this term for this incredible charity. Please support https://t.co/KEA8Udn1cv

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18/01/22

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Mrs Mascherin

Thank you Education Department at the British Film Institute and Royal Holloway Uni for organising such a brilliant event! Our Sixth formers really enjoyed a full immersion in Almodovar’s cinema! 🔴🇪🇸📽 https://t.co/wm6zrCq83t

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18/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Is there a better way to start of your day than with an audiobook? Thoroughly recommend reading Invisible Women! 📖 https://t.co/h1JffFLKrh

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17/01/22

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MrFitten

As the AFCON moves into the final round of group games, form groups are busy supporting their chosen nations. Some great displays here from 7 Sparks and 7 Joyce . https://t.co/DseLXAEEcy

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Maths

What is Maths all about?

It all comes down to what Maths is! Just as languages provide the building blocks and rules we need to communicate, Maths uses its own language, made up of numbers, symbols and formulas, to explore the rules we need to measure or identify essential problems like distance, speed, time, space, change, force and quantities. Studying Maths helps us find patterns and structure in our lives.

For all Sixth Form courses, students must have five GCSE (or equivalent) passes at Grades 9-4.  For this course this must include Mathematics at a Grade 6 or above and English Language at a Grade 4 or above.

This course is challenging and enjoyable but does require consistent hard work. The A Level course is linear and approximately two thirds of content is pure mathematics, one sixth mechanics and one sixth statistics. Pupils will sit three exams at the end of Year 13. Full A level content includes Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods, Vectors, Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing, Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws and Moments. 

Students can take this course to complement other A level courses which in turn could lead onto higher education in Mathematics-related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses

A level qualifications in Mathematics are highly regarded by prospective employers and universities alike as being good indicators of a logical and analytical mind. Mathematics is useful for any university course involving Mathematics, Science, Business, Technology or Engineering. It is also useful for Arts and Humanities subjects as it teaches some techniques used in these subjects and indicates a breadth of study. Mathematics is applicable for the following career areas: engineering, actuarial work, meteorology, finance, medicine, nursing, sports, the transport industry, computing, including writing games, accountancy, economics, business, banking, air traffic control, retail management, architecture, surveying, cartography, Psychology, teaching and many more.

Course content

Year 1

Applied Mathematics

Pure Mathematics

Mechanics

Statistics

  • Algebra and functions
    Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Further algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Vectors (2D)
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics 1
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Kinematics 2
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing

 

Year 2

The content for the second year course is the same topics as the first year course but going more in depth. There are two additional topics:

Pure Mathematics

Mechanics

Numerical methods

Moments

 

Assessment criteria

The first A-Level paper will reassess all the work from year 1.

AS level mathematics

Paper 1: Pure mathematics

62.5%, 2 hours, 100 marks

AS level pure mathematics content assessed

Paper 2: Mechanics and Statistics

37.5%, 1 hour 15 minutes, 60 marks

AS applied content assessed

Section A: Mechanics (30 marks)

Section B: Statistics (30 marks)

 

A level mathematics

Paper 1: Pure mathematics
33%, 2 hours, 100 marks

 

A level pure mathematics content can be assessed on either paper

Paper 2: Pure mathematics
33%, 2 hours, 100 marks

Paper 3: Mechanics and Statistics
33%, 2 hours, 100 marks

AS applied content assessed

Section A: Mechanics (50 marks)

Section B: Statistics (50 marks)

Future careers linked to this subject:

  • Engineering
  • Pilot
  • Accountant
  • Economist
  • Astrophysicist
  • Game developer

Entry requirement

Preferably Grade 7 or above. Those with Grade 6 may be offered a trial.

Examination board

Edexcel

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