Mathematics A-Level at West Lakes Academy
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.
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.
A strong pass at AS level
Exams in the Core units C3 and C4 and an optional unit, currently S1
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 jobapplicants are confident in handling maths on a daily basis.
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How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Lakes Academy directly.