A Level Mathematics at Townsend CofE School

Course description

COURSE CONTENT
Year 12 - Core 1 (C1), Core 2 (C2) and Statistics 1 (S1)
C1: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration
C2: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation, integration
S1: Statistical modelling; presenting and analysing data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution

Year 13 – Core 3 (C3), Core 4 (C4) and Mechanics 1 (M1)
C3: Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation and numerical methods
C4: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors
M1: Mathematical models; vectors; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments

LEARNING METHODS AND ASSESSMENT
Five hours a week in lessons plus homework and private study time.
You will be encouraged to develop independent learning skills through problem solving and research. There will be opportunities for directed learning and class discussion to enable you to develop the correct mathematical knowledge and techniques.
Assessment is through three module examinations in each of the two years of the course.
The papers are equally weighted and each is ninety minutes long.

Entry requirements

Six or more GCSE grades at A*-C including English Language.
Average GCSE point score 5.2 or above.
A minimum of grade B in GCSE Mathematics achieved in the Higher level examination.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Townsend CofE School directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

• Start date: Next September
• Duration: 2 years