A LEVEL MATHEMATICS
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Mathematics at this level is very dependent upon good algebraic skills and students enrolling on this course will be expected to do some preparation work during the summer. This preparation work can be downloaded from the the useful documents section on this page. Entry to the course is subject to the successful completion of an initial skills test based on this preparation work. This test will take place on enrolment day and students should come fully prepared.
To be successful on this course, you will need to be hardworking and diligent, as each unit builds on earlier work. There is plenty of additional support provided to help students with the transition from GCSE to A Level.
This course is for those who enjoy the challenges of mathematics and want an A level which is highly thought of by both employers and universities.
This course is made up of 3 exams, which are each worth 1/3 of the A Level.
Each exam will last for 2 hours and will take place at the end of 2 years.
All exams will require the use of a specific calculator.
The first exam assesses Pure Mathematics.
The second exam assesses Pure Mathematics.
The third exam assesses Statistics and Mechanics.
Pure Mathematics is the methods and techniques which underpin the study of all other areas of mathematics. This includes proof, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and vectors.
Mechanics is the mathematics used to study the physical world, modelling the motion of objects and the forces acting on them. This includes Newton’s Laws of Motion and moments.
Statistics involves statistical sampling, data presentation and probability, leading to the study of statistical distributions with special properties, such as the Binomial and Normal Distributions. All of these follow on from topics met at GCSE.
The minimum requirement for this course is a 6 at GCSE and the successful completion of the prep work (found on this page under "useful documents") and an initial assessment (which takes place on enrolment day).
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