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Mathematics A Level at Writhlington School

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

Five GCSE Grade 6 to 9 including English. Students require a GCSE Grade 8 in Mathematics..

Assessment

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.

Future opportunities

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.

Last updated date: 12 December 2017

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