Mathematics A Level at Writhlington School
A Level Mathematics will follow on from several strands of the GCSE curriculum, and develop them further. A key thread throughout the course is algebraic manipulation, reasoning and proof, as well as further work on trigonometrical ratios, geometry and probability. There are also key new elements such as differential calculus, as well as statistical analysis and using Newton’s laws to solve physical problems.
Year 12 - Learn about algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry in the xy plane, trigonometry, statistical sampling, interpreting data, further algebra, probability, hypothesis testing, Newton’s Laws, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation and kinematics
Year 13 - Building on previous work you will be learn about proof, partial fractions, functions, series, binomial, projectiles, further trigonometry, parametric equations, further differentiation, integration, numerical methods, regression and correlation, probability, moments, 3D vectors, normal distribution, forces and further kinematics.
Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including English. Students require a GCSE Grade 8 in Mathematics..
At the end of Year 12 you will sit end of year exams, these will not count towards your final results. There are four final written examinations at A level.
An excellent entry into the majority of sectors and graduate courses; Engineering, Ecology, Financial Sector.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Writhlington School directly.