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Mathematics A-Level at West Lakes Academy

Course description

Following on from AS Mathematics

This course is comprised of a combination of Pure Maths and Applied: Pure, the essential tool kit for all areas of mathematics, and it is the branch of mathematics most similar to GCSE.

Applied includes Mechanics, Decision or Statistics: these use models of the real world to explore problems putting mathematics into context. It has many links with Physics, Engineering, Economics or Business Studies.

Course content

A2: is also made up of two core units and one option. Core units:

C3 : Algebra fractions, functions, HT exponential and log functions, numerical methods, transforming graphs of functions, trigonometry, further trigonometric identities and their applications, differentiation and one other module.

C4 : Partial fractions, coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, the binomial expansion, differentiation, vectors, integration.

Statistics 1:Introduction to data handling and probability.

Entry requirements

A strong pass at AS level



Exams in the Core units C3 and C4 and an optional unit, currently S1

Future opportunities

It is easier to identify careers for which an A level in Maths is not useful, as it can take you into almost anything from:

Journalism, to Insurance, to Medicine.

The LSE (London School of Economics) studied the qualifications and income of 4500 people. They found that students who took Maths A' Level can generally go on to earn 7 - 10% more than those studying other subjects.

Many employers are looking for a Maths A' Level to be sure that job

applicants are confident in handling maths on a daily basis.

Further information

West Lakes Academy

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lakes Academy directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2017
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