# Maths AS/A2 at Chapeltown Academy

## Course description

Our A Level Mathematics specification allows greater flexibility and aims to create a positive learning environment

## Course content

AS Content

Building on familiar GCSE material and introducing brand new topics, students are taught to develop the necessary rigour to their mathematics through key concepts that underpin the entire mathematics course. Through a statistics module, students will also learn a range of data-handling techniques that are highly applicable across a range of disciplines, allowing them to collect, process, represent and analyse a variety of data sets.

Core 1: Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; Sequences and series; Differentiation; Integration.

Core 2: Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; Sequences and series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Integration

Statistics 1: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; Representation and summary of data; Probability; Correlation and regression; Discrete random variables; Discrete distributions; The Normal distribution.

A2 Content

Building on material introduced at AS level, students are required to develop the necessary analytical skills to select the appropriate mathematics to solve problems and to sustain the quality of their number and algebra skills throughout extended solutions. Through a mechanics module, students will also learn a range of mechanical modelling techniques allowing them to represent and analyse a variety of static and dynamic real-life systems.

Core 3: Algebra and functions; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; Numerical methods.

Core 4: Algebra and functions; Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; Sequences and series; Differentiation; Integration; Vectors

Mechanics 1: Mathematical models in mechanics; Vectors in mechanics; Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; Dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; Statics of a particle; Moments.

## Entry requirements

To gain entry to the Sixth Form, students must achieve at least 5 B grades, including at least a grade C in English Language and Mathematics. In addition to this, to study a specific subject at A-Level, students must achieve a grade B or above in this subject at GCSE. Where this subject has not been studied or is not available at GCSE level, a grade B in an equivalent subject is required.

## Assessment

Assessment Units (AS)

Core 1 – Written non-calculator exam (1 ½ hours) worth 33% of AS (17% of A-Level) marks

Core 2 – Written calculator exam (1 ½ hours) worth 33% of AS (17% of A-Level) marks

Statistics 1 – Written calculator exam (1 ½ hours) worth 33% of AS (17%of A-Level) marks

Assessment Units (A2)

Core 3 – Written non-calculator exam (1 ½ hours) worth 17% of A-Level marks

Core 4 – Written calculator exam (1 ½ hours) worth 17% of A-Level marks

Mechanics 1 – Written calculator exam (1 ½ hours) worth 17% of A-Level marks

## 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: 20 May 2014 ## Key information

• Start date: Next September