|Curriculum followed 2013/14|
|Subject: Mathematics||Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|Year 12 and 13||A Level:|
Students successful with a good B grade or above at GCSE higher mathematics and a willingness to work hard will be welcome on this course.
AS mathematics comprises of the following three modules with an exam for each in the summer term:
Those wishing to take the full A level will study three more modules in the second year:
Exams are taken in the summer term. The final grade is awarded from the results of all six modules.
Length of Course
AS: 1 year
Teaching and Learning Style
Direct teaching, investigation and consolidation of new topics.
At A Level, Maths students learn to recognise the key elements in real life problems and to develop solutions in an organised and efficient way. Employers value these skills, knowing they can be used in many diverse situations. Core Maths is the study of the rules and structures that make maths consistent and powerful. You will develop techniques and ideas in the use of these rules. Applied Maths is all about solving real life problems, such as making informed decisions, analysing statistical data and the mechanics of moving or stationary bodies.
By end of module examination with related coursework in Year 13.
- Unit 1: Statistics Broad range of statistical themes many from GCSE Maths and only slightly extended
- Unit 2: Core Unit 1 Using and extending GCSE themes in algebra, geometry and trigonometry
- Unit 3: Core Unit 2
- Applied Unit: Statistics 1, Decision Maths 1, Mechanics 1 may be taught at AS level. Building on the work of core one and also introducing differentiation and integration
- Units: Core 3. Core 4. A second Applied Maths Unit is taught at A2 level
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Mr M Corbett