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A Level Mathematics at Holmer Green Senior School

Course description

Mathematics is a stimulating and rewarding subject.

At Holmer Green Senior School we aim to consolidate the students’ understanding of mathematics and develop their confidence to tackle higher level problems.

The course will also aim to develop students’ ability to reason mathematically and give them a firm foundation for further study in a wide range of subjects that include sciences, engineering, statistics, business, computing, economics, accountancy and teaching.

The course is a mixture of theoretical and applied mathematics, building on skills acquired at GCSE. While students are encouraged to develop their general problem-solving skills, there is particular emphasis on algebra and a variety of statistical techniques.

In Year 13 the Algebra continues and the study of Statistics becomes the applied maths component.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is GCSE Maths Grade A.

Assessment

AS

Core Maths 1 (C1) Algebraic techniques, 2-D Geometry, Graph Sketching, Sequences and an Introduction to Calculus.

Core Maths 2 (C2) Trigonometry, Logs and Exponentials, Binomial Expansion and Geometrics Sequences and Series.

Statistics 1 (S1) Presentation and Analysis of Data, Probability, including Discrete Random Variables, Normal Distributions

A2

Core Maths 3 (C3) Functions, Numerical Methods, Differentiation, Proofs and Further Trigonometry.

Core Maths 4 (C4) Vectors, Advanced Trigonometry, Algebra and Calculus.

Statistics 2 (S2) Further probability of significance testing.

Future opportunities

Mathematics complements many subject combinations and is a requirement for a number of careers. It is a highly sought-after and marketable qualification, recognised by employers and academic institutes.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holmer Green Senior School directly.

Last updated date: 30 April 2015
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