Mathematics A Level

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
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What will you be working towards?

Code HGS15
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

MATHEMATICS

Examining Board: AQA, Head of Department: Mrs Sutton

 

This course aims to develop your understanding of mathematical reasoning and the application of mathematics to other subject areas. It builds on the foundation provided by GCSE to introduce more abstract and theoretical concepts, involving a wider range of techniques, and places an emphasis on solving problems that may involve different areas of the subject. Potential students of Mathematics at A Level should ideally enjoy working at the subject and be competent in the Algebraic methods studied as part of the GCSE course. Mathematics is generally considered to be one of the most challenging choices, and without a full commitment, it is all too easy to fall below the necessary level of achievement.

 

The traditional combination of Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry forms a good, coherent set of subjects which involves similar skills and abilities and which leaves many options open in the Sciences or Engineering. Also, taking Mathematics and certain Humanities courses such as Economics, Business Studies or Geography can be a strong basis for a wide range of non-scientific HE courses.

Details

The A level includes the following Core elements:

 

Proof

Algebra and Functions

Co-ordinate Geometry

Sequences and Series

Trigonometry

Exponentials and logarithms

Differentiation

Integration

Numerical Methods

 

The following applied elements are also included:

 

Vectors

Quantities and Units in Mechanics

Kinematics

Forces and Newton’s Laws

Moments

Statistical sampling

Data presentation and Interpretation

Probability

Statistical distributions

Statistical hypothesis testing

How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Mathematics

Entry Criteria: GCSE grade 7 in Mathematics

plus: GCSE grade 5 in English (Language or Literature)

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