MATHS

For those of you with a mathematical mind who want to be challenged and stretched, this is the course for you.

Content

AS Maths: This is comprised of two modules; Pure Mathematics and Mechanics/Statistics.

A-Level Maths: This consists of three modules; Pure Mathematics 1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Mechanics/Statistics.

Each module will be examined by a two hour paper at the end of year 13.

Each module has equal weighting.

Special Features

You will participate in national competitions (individual and team).  When the opportunity arises, you will attend lectures and courses at Higher Educational establishments to supplement and extend your studies.  You will also receive great support from our dedicated and experienced team of A-Level teachers.

Entry

Please refer to the 2017 entry requirements.

Attendance

You need to complete one year for the AS Level and two years for the A-Level.

Assessment

AS Maths: There are two exams, sat in the summer of year 12.  The Pure mathematics has double weighting as compared to the Mechanics/Statistics, worth 67% of the overall mark.

A-Level Maths: There are three exams, sat in the summer of year 13, each with equal weighting.  The AS grade does not count towards the A-Level grade.  Each exam is 2 hours in duration.

 

MODULE

LEVEL

MODULE TITLE

MODE OF ASSESSMENT

BRIEF OUTLINE OF MODULE

1

AS

C1 (Core 1)

 

AS 33.3%A216.6%

1½ hour examination.

Building on algebra from GCSE, and exploring the basics of differential calculus

2

AS

C2 (Core 2)

AS 33.3%A216.6%

1½ hour examination.

New concepts include logarithms and exponentials, as well as applications of calculus

3

A2

S1 (Statistics 1)

A2 33.3%16.6% total GCE

1½ hour examination.

Probability modelling, correlation and regression, discrete random variables and the normal distribution

4

A2

C3 (Core 3)

A2 33.3%16.6% total GCE

1½ hour examination.

Introduction to numerical methods, and developing more complex methods of differentiation and integration (calculus)

5

A2

C4 (Core 4)

A2 33.3%16.6% total GCE

1½ hour examination.

Advanced co-ordinate geometry, full exploration of vectors and their applications and differential equations

6

AS

D1 (Decision 1) /

M1 (Mechanics 1)

AS 33.3%A216.6%

1½ hour examination.

 

D1: Algorithms, critical path analysis and linear programmingM1: Introduction to modelling, including vectors in a straight line, introduction to Newton’s Laws of Motion
 Career Pathways

A Level Mathematics is highly regarded by Higher Education establishments and employers as being of ‘good currency’ because of its problem solving and logical nature. It can be studied beyond A Level as a subject in its own right but also provides a solid platform for careers in engineering, medicine, science, geography, music, computing, accountancy, psychology, business studies, economics etc.

Moving on

If you wish to continue with a mathematical related subject at university this course will give you a real advantage. Anything from a Maths degree to mechanical engineering and accountancy, you will be able to face the mathematical challenge involved.