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Mathematics

Mathematics

How long is the course?

The AS course is full time for one year, the A2 course is full time for a further year.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who enjoys the challenge of mathematics and has ability in this area. Mathematics AS and A levels are also a prerequisite for some university courses.

What entry qualifications do I need?

To study A-Level mathematics you need a minimum of a grade A at GCSE mathematics.

How will I be assessed?

Each module has a terminal exam at the end of every year .Your will be require to complete 3 of these per year .Your will also be required to pass a mid-year exam usually taken in December to remain on the course.

What could I do after the course?

This is a valued qualification which would stand you in good stead in the world of Business or for Higher Education. Mathematics AS and A levels are also a prerequisite for some university courses

What else do I need to know?

You need to be a committed student who is prepared to spend time out of the classroom consolidating through practice concepts learnt in the classroom. A good A-Level student will spend 4-5 additional hours on mathematics per week.

What will I be studying?

A/S Level Core Mathematics C1: Algebra and functions; coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; Differentiation; integration. Core Mathematics C2: Algebra and functions; co-ordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration. Statistics S1: Mathematical models in probability and Statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; Correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the normal distribution. Decision Mathematics D1: Algorithms; algorithms on Graphs; the route inspection problem; critical path analysis; Linear programming; matching’s; flows in networks A2 Level Core Mathematics C3: Algebra and functions; trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods. Core Mathematics C4: Algebra and functions; coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; Differentiation; integration; vectors. Plus one of the following: Mechanics M1: Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors In mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight Line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; Statics of a particle; moments. Statistics S2: The Binomial and Poisson distributions; Continuous random variables; continuous distributions; Samples; hypothesis tests.

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