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Mathematics (Mechanics) A Level at Strode's College

Course description

If you enjoy GCSE Mathematics (particularly algebra) and wish to study A-level Physics, then this course is for you. The course extends what you have covered at school, as well as introducing you to important new ideas and methods. You will study a combination of four pure and two applied modules over two years. In the first year you will study mechanics, learning how to apply mathematics in the physical world to describe the motion of objects and how they respond to the forces acting upon them.

Course content

This is an ideal course to learn problem solving skills using reasoning and logic. You will extend your knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. You will be introduced to calculus, a topic that appears in engineering degree courses.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements for a Level 3 Pathway, including at least 5 A* - B GCSE grades. Including an B in GCSE Maths.

Assessment

Six one and a half hour exams in May/June; three in the first year, and three in the second year.

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Talks from leading mathematicians and scientists, participation in UKMT Senior Maths Challenge and the British Maths Olympiad.

Future opportunities

A Level Maths (Mechanics) is useful for university courses with a high mathematical and engineering content. These include Mathematics, Architecture, Computer Science, Engineering and Physics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Strode's College directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016
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