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Mathematics at Moorlands Sixth Form College

Course description

The study of mathematics at the sixth form will build on the skills you have already gained at GCSE level and aims to develop these methods and apply your knowledge to new and challenging problems. You will also develop your skills in mathematical arguement and proof, problem solving and modelling.

During the course you will study topics of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

Course content

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
  • Qantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton's laws
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypotheses testing
  • Numerical meths
  • Moments

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 higher grades at GCSE including English and maths

GCSE in maths with success at a high grade.  Students must be self-motivated and willing to put in the time needed to succeed as the course is one of the most difficult on offer.

A strong grasp of algebra is essential and you should be confident with solving equations (both linear and quadratic), chaning the subject of a formula, simultaneous equations, substitution and algebraic fractions.  Revision of work is also advisable, in particular; indicies and surds.

 

Assessment

Examination

Future opportunities

A qualification in maths is looked on favourably by universities and is essential for courses in Engineering, Physics, and Architecture and, of course, Maths. It is highly advantageous for courses in Computing, Economics and Finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Moorlands Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2016
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