Mathematics AS & A Level at Richard Huish College
You will study pure mathematics and its applications in statistics and mechanics. Pure mathematics is an extension of some ideas started at GCSE, particularly algebra and algebraic graphs, but it also includes trigonometry and a new area of study called calculus. The central role of algebra in the development of the main ideas and in proving key results means that the course is well-suited to students who enjoy and are confident when working with algebra. Statistics extends the work done at GCSE to cover areas such as probability and probability models, whilst mechanics develops methods for solving a range of problems using tools such as Newton’s laws.
At A Level, ideas and methods are developed formally, with rigorous proofs of many results being established before they are applied to solve problems. A variety of questions are tackled, using the ideas already learnt to find solutions efficiently and logically.
Here are some of the topic areas we cover:
- Pure Maths
- Decision Maths
Standard college entry requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and English Language
Examining Board: Edexcel
Previous students have studied Engineering, the Sciences, Computing, Economics, Finance, Medicine, Veterinary Science or Architecture at university. Others have progressed to Engineering or Accountancy Apprenticeships.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richard Huish College directly.