A Level Mathematics at The Cottesloe School
In Year 12 you study AS level maths. This is made up of 3 modules. Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics. In Year 13 you study Core 3, Core 4 and Decision.
What is core Maths?
Core maths includes: Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, Vectors, Sequences and Series, Numerical Methods and Co-ordinate Geometry
What is Statistics?
The analysis and representation of data, and application of probability theory, to model real life situations. Building upon the foundations laid at GCSE, this module will be useful particularly to those studying subjects such as biology, geography or social sciences.
What is Decision?
The Decision module introduces the application of mathematical modelling to solve real world problems, often arising from decision-making situations in commercial and industrial concerns. The concept of an algorithm and graph theory are introduced and linked to problem solving.
A level maths is a challenging and stimulating course. We have the highest expectation of our students and work hard to ensure that all students achieve their potential. It is an important entry qualification for a range of university courses particularly Computing, Business Studies, Accountancy, Science and of course Mathematics. It also enhances employability in many areas. A shortage of highly numerate candidates in the jobs market means employers pay a premium for the problem solving and number crunching skills of A level mathematicians. A possible explanation for this is that the mathematics skills learnt at A level, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, may be closer to those actually used in the workplace than skills learnt in other subject areas.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cottesloe School directly.