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Mathematics (Core) A-level at The Oakes College Cambridge (at The Netherhall School)

Course description

This course will run as an additional (fourth) A-level.  It places emphasis on mathematical and statistical problem solving and is intended for:

  • Students taking A-level courses for whom A-level Maths is not appropriate
     
  • Students who need support with Maths for A-level studies.  For example, in Business, Chemistry, Economics, Geography, IT, Psychology, Sociology or Health and Social Care
     
  • Students who need to continue with some form of Maths because they intend to enter a teacher training or health care professional course

The course will focus on problem solving skills and strategies, application of mathematical and statistical thinking and reasoning to solve real life problems, competency in interpreting and explaining solutions of problems in context.

Entry requirements

7 Higher Grades:

  • Grade 4 (or above) for English and Maths
  • Grade C (or above) for other GCSE subjects
  • 1 BTEC (or equivalent) at Merit (or above) may be included within the 7 grades

Assessment

Two exam papers taken at the end of the two year linear course:

Paper 1 Assesses:

  • Analysis of Data
  • Maths for Personal Finance
  • Estimation

AND

Paper 2 (students take one paper only) either:

2A Assesses:

  • Critical analysis of given data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data
  • Statistical Techniques

OR 2B Assesses:

  • Critical analysis of given data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data
  • Critical path and risk analysis

OR 2C Assesses:

  • Critical analysis of given data and models including spreadsheets and tabular data
  • Graphical Techniques

 

 

Further information

Contact Mr D Parro for further information:  dparro@netherhall.cambs.sch.uk 

Delivery:  Full-time


Open Evening:  18 October 2016

Application Deadline:   12 January 2017

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016
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