# Maths A Level at Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy

## Course description

Mathematics A Level students and graduates are in high demand by employers. It is the essential transferable component across all science, engineering, technology and maths subjects.

Currently 59% of employers state they are having difficulty recruiting people with Mathematics skills.

• A Maths A Level will develop transferable skills
• Analytical Skills
• Communication skills
• Investigative Skills
• Problem Solving Skills
• Self management

These are all skills that employers are looking for and which help when you are applying for jobs and when filling in the personal statement on your UCAS form.

## Course content

Year 12

Core 1:

• Algebra
• Coordinate Geometry
• Circle Geometry
• Differentiation
• Integration

Core 2:

• Algebra and Functions
• Sequences and Series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials and Logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration

Mechanics 1:

• Mathematical Modelling
• Kinematics in one and two Dimensions
• Statics and Forces
• Momentum
• Newton’s Laws of Motion
• Connected Particles
• Projectiles

Year 13

Core 3:

• Algebra, Functions
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials, Logarithms
• Differentiation
• Integration
• Numerical Methods

Core 4

• Algebra and functions
• Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane
• Sequences and series
• Trigonometry
• Exponentials, Logarithms
• Differentiation, Integration
• Vectors

Statistics 1:

• Numerical Measures
• Probability
• Binomial Distribution
• Normal Distribution
• Estimation
• Correlation, Regression

Mechanics 2:

• Mathematical Modelling
• Moments and Centres of Mass
• Kinematics
• Newton’s Laws of Motion
• Application of Differential Equations
• Uniform Circular Motion
• Work and Energy
• Vertical Circular Motion

## Entry requirements

GCSE B in Maths and achieving 60%+ in the basics algebra test

## Assessment

Year 12 3 exams (1 for each unit) - 100%

Year 13 Exam in core 3, core 4 and either Mechanics 2 or Statistics 1 - 100%

## Future opportunities

People with maths A Level earn on average around 10% more than those without and people with a maths degree can expect to earn £220 000 more over their lifetime than a person whose education ceased at A Level.

Employers and University Admission tutors recognise A Level Maths as an excellent qualification. Top Universities such as Cambridge value A Level Maths as a more suitable A Level choice than others when applying for any science related degree.

A Maths A Level can lead to careers in: Finance and Banking, Natural and Life Sciences, Business Consultancy and Operational Research, Engineering etc.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wednesfield High Specialist Engineering Academy directly.

Last updated date: 21 June 2016