Advanced Level Foundation Mathematics, Technology and Science Pathway This pathway is also within the STEM subject profile. It is designed for students who want a rigorously academic pathway to the leading UK universities with very strong reputations for degree courses in subjects such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Renewable Energy, Consumer Technology and App Development, Computer Engineering and Forensic Science. study skills modules A Core 1. Communication and Study Skills 2. Data Handling and IT
Your total learning experience
h ave a general understanding of maths and mathematical processes be able to reason logically and to generalise have developed mathematical skills and techniques, and be able to use them in increasingly difficult or unstructured problems recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically know how to use mathematics as an effective means of communication be able to read and comprehend mathematical arguments and narrative concerning applications of mathematics be able to use calculating aids effectively and be aware of their limitations.
1. Mathematics At the end of this module students will:
B Typical elective modules
h ave a deeper understanding of the application of calculus methods to the solution of mechanical and other realworld problems have acquired knowledge of and skills in a wider range of analytical techniques have an understanding of mathematical methods relating to vectors and matrices, and their applications be able to work confidently with complex numbers and be aware of their application to various systems be able to use approximation and powerseries methods in the solution of suitable problems. 3. Other module combinations Any combination of modules is possible — other examples for this Pathway are shown above.
Typical degrees Computer Science Mathematics Statistics MORSE/MMORSE Financial Mathematics
Most common subject choice
Potential alternative subject choice
Sample timetable (Based on September start) Monday
2. Further Mathematics At the end of this module students will:
The Advanced Level Foundation comprises three components: core study skills modules; elective subject-focused modules; and academic enhancement activities. Together, they provide a complete learning experience that expertly prepares students for the rigours of university study in the UK.
Lesson 1 Lesson 2
Tuesday Communication and Study Skills
Wednesday Mathematics Communication
Thursday Communication and Study Skills
and Study Skills
Friday Chemistry Communication and Study Skills
Break Communication and Study Skills
Communication and Study Skills Mathematics
Lesson 6L Lesson 7 Lesson 8
Physics Bletchley Park
Student Council meeting
Sample alumni success
C Academic enhancement Sample visits and excursions
Sample clubs, societies and schemes
Bletchley Park Visit
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Jiong Zhang from China. Computer Science at Lancaster University (#6) Yawei Niu from China. Mathematics at Durham University (#7)
Students undertake a range of activities as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme, one of which is an excursion. Kings Enterprise
UKMT Maths Team Challenge
The UKMT organises the UK’s biggest national maths competitions and other mathematical enrichment activities across the country. Each challenge leads into a follow-on Olympiad round. The Maths Challenge question papers are taken in school and returned to the UKMT for marking.
The Kings Enterprise scheme is a great opportunity to find out from visiting business experts what it is like to run a business. Students can form their own company, selling real products and services, issuing shares and appointing people to key functions. Astronomy Club Maths Club
Kings’ Science students had a special visit from the Faculty of Engineering and Science at the University of Greenwich. It was a cutting edge and hands-on workshop sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Detailed factsheets for each module are available at: kingscolleges.com
Junyi Chen from China. Computer Science at the University of Southampton (#18) Mahmoud Ali Shadi from Iran. Computer Science at Newcastle University (#21)
Visit from the University of Greenwich
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Aronildo Neto from Angola. Computer Engineering at the University of Bath (#13)
Maths Club enables students to explore the different ways in which Maths can be applied to the real world. Students use and develop their problem solving skills by solving puzzles and playing games. Student Council
Shakhizada Sakhtaganova from Kazakhstan. Electronic Engineering at the University of York (#22) Nina Hasebe from Japan. Robotics and Intelligent Systems at King’s College London (#35)
Kristina Urosova from Russia. Computer Science with Management at King’s College London (#35)
Typical career options
Computer systems Technology sector Statistical research Financial management Actuarial science
Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire was once the top-secret home of the World War II Codebreakers. Ciphers and codes of several Axis countries were decrypted here, including those generated by the German Enigma and Lorenz machines.