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Mathematics: A Level at Chestnut Grove Academy

Course description

Mathematics is one of the most highly regarded and respected of the academic courses and can lead to many exciting opportunities. This two year course covers both Pure and Applied Mathematics. The course is designed to pro-vide you with a qualification that can help you get into university to study Mathematics and also to prepare you for many other courses such as Medicine, Engineering, and Architecture and Actuarial positions. You will learn all about Calculus, Trigonometry, Statistics and Mechanics. The focus in many units will be about you gaining a thorough understanding of differentiation and integration and how they are applied to real life contexts. In years 12 and 13 we hold trips to the Institute of Education for lectures on Mathematics by well known mathematicians. This will allow you to experience higher level education and meet students from other schools.

WHICH SKILLS WILL YOU ACQUIRE?

·         Problem solving

·         Analytical Skills

·          Real life Maths skills

·          Financial Maths skills

·          High level budget management

Course content

LEVEL: AS level

UNIT: 1 - Core 1

GRADE WEIGHTING: 33.3%

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 2 - Core 2

GRADE WEIGHTING: 33.3%

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LEVEL: AS Level

UNIT: 3 - Statistics 1

GRADE WEIGHTING: 33.3%

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 4 - Core 3

GRADE WEIGHTING: 33.3%

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 5 - Core 4

GRADE WEIGHTING: 33.3%

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LEVEL: A2 (A Level)

UNIT: 6 - Mechanics 1

GRADE WEIGHTING: 33.3%

Entry requirements

5 A* - C passes at GCSE, preferably with 'A' or 'A*' at GCSE Mathematics.

 

Assessment

Examination

Future opportunities

Some subjects are very vocational and train you in a particular skill or trade that you need to pursue a particular career. For example, most people graduating from medicine pass into the National Health Service as practising doctors, and an economist is likely to search for a job in the city as an accountant or financial adviser. But there really is no “typical job” that Mathematics graduates go on to. Mathematics is more of a way of thinking, or a set of tools, than a specific learned skill. However, a Mathematician’s logical, problem-solving and numerical skills are highly sought after in many different areas of employment. An A Level in Mathematics opens the doors to a huge range of university subjects and is a very well respected A Level subject.

WHICH CAREER PATHWAYS EXIST AFTER STUDYING THIS SUBJECT?

·           Financial management

·           Retail management

·           Healthcare positions

·           Transport roles

·           HR/Marketing positions

Further information

WHICH SUBJECTS COMPLEMENT THIS COURSE?

·           Geography

·           Sciences

·           Psychology

·           Business Studies

·           Health and Social Care

Contact Ms Frith – bfrith.212@lgflmail.org

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chestnut Grove Academy directly.

Last updated date: 30 September 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: I year AS level, with 5 lesson per week. 2 year A level, with 5 lessons per week.

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