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Mathematics A Level at Dartford Science & Technology College

Course description

The A level Maths course is a two years course comprising of three main modules; Pure Mathematics1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Statistics and Mechanics. Here is an overview of the course content. Paper 1 : Pure Mathematics 1 (Paper code: 9MA0/01) Content Overview Topic 1 - Proof Topic 2 - Algebra and Functions Topic 3 - Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane Topic 4 - Sequences and Series Topic 5 - Trigonometry Topic 6 - Exponentials and Logarithms Topic 7 - Differentiation Topic 8 - Integration Topic 9 - Vectors Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (Paper code: 9MA0/02) Content Overview Topic 1 - Proof Topic 2 - Algebra and Functions Topic 3 - Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane Topic 4 - Sequences and Series Topic 5 - Trigonometry Topic 6 - Differentiation Topic 7 - Integration Topic 8 - Numerical methods Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (Paper code: 9MAO/03) Content Overview Section A: Statistics Topic 1 - Statistical sampling Topic 2 - Data presentation and interpretation Topic 3 - Probability Topic 4 – Statistical distribution Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing Section B:Mechanics Topic 6 - Quantities and units in mechanics Topic 7 - Kinematics Topic 8 - Forces and Newton`s laws Topic 9 - Moments

Course content

The A level Maths course is a two years course comprising of three main modules; Pure Mathematics1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Statistics and Mechanics. Here is an overview of the course content. Paper 1 : Pure Mathematics 1 (Paper code: 9MA0/01) Content Overview Topic 1 - Proof Topic 2 - Algebra and Functions Topic 3 - Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane Topic 4 - Sequences and Series Topic 5 - Trigonometry Topic 6 - Exponentials and Logarithms Topic 7 - Differentiation Topic 8 - Integration Topic 9 - Vectors Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (Paper code: 9MA0/02) Content Overview Topic 1 - Proof Topic 2 - Algebra and Functions Topic 3 - Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane Topic 4 - Sequences and Series Topic 5 - Trigonometry Topic 6 - Differentiation Topic 7 - Integration Topic 8 - Numerical methods Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics (Paper code: 9MAO/03) Content Overview Section A: Statistics Topic 1 - Statistical sampling Topic 2 - Data presentation and interpretation Topic 3 - Probability Topic 4 – Statistical distribution Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing Section B:Mechanics Topic 6 - Quantities and units in mechanics Topic 7 - Kinematics Topic 8 - Forces and Newton`s laws Topic 9 - Moments

Entry requirements

GCSE 7+ in Maths.

Assessment

100% written examination of 2 hours for each paper with Statistics and Mechanics having two sections; section A for Statistics and B for Mechanics. All modules are calculator based papers and they are weighted equally (33.3%) with a strict requirement that candidates have a calculator with; the ability to compute summary statistics and access probabilities from standard statistical distributions an iterative function the ability to perform calculations with matrices up to at least order 3 x 3

Future opportunities

Students who study maths gain a large number of transferable skills which they can apply to future studies and careers. Skills students will develop include:

•     problem solving in a variety of contexts

•     estimation and accuracy

•     presenting and analysing data in a variety of formats

•     efficient and effective use of a calculator to support mental arithmetic

•     investigational strategies

•     the use of algebra in a wide range of applications

•     solving problems involving shape and space

Most importantly studying maths allows students to develop keen analysis skills which help them analyse a situation, determine important pieces of information, plan and implement a solution which can then be reflected upon to see if this is the optimal solution to the problem.

Maths is also a highly desirable A-Level which lends itself naturally to a variety of University and College courses including:

  • ICT and Computing
  • Accountancy
  • Business Studies
  • Economics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology

 

Further information

Students’ will be actively encouraged to study outside of the classroom when taking A-Level maths. There are a variety of websites and e-learning opportunities students can engage in as well as completing additional practice in the form of revision exercises.

If you wish to read more about the A-Level maths course then please visit:

http://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-a-levels/mathematics-2008.html

to access the course specification and additional materials.

5 A* - C grades in a range of subjects

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 September 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course code: 10034122

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