# Mathematics at St Martin's School Brentwood

## Course description

This course develops the understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment whilst developing an ability to reason logically, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs.

The first term introduces Core Mathematics; studying topics of algebraic manipulation, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, and calculus. It will involve the ability to recall, and select and knowledge, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts.

Towards the end of this term students begin studying further core elements of Pure Mathematics and also statistical methods in some detail, including probability, data analysis, correlation, regression and the Normal Distribution.

Students will construct mathematical arguments and proofs through the use of precise statements, logical deductions and by the manipulation of mathematical expressions. They will also develop an understanding of progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics can be connected.

The second year of the course develops the core principles of Pure Mathematics by applying the ideas covered earlier to more complex relationships such as: trigonometric, exponentials, logarithms functions, vectors and advanced calculus.

Mechanics, which introduces mathematical modelling, vector geometry, and Newtonian motion.

## Entry requirements

Mathematics A plus an average of 5.7 pointsorMathematics A and Physics A plus an average 5.5 points

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin's School Brentwood directly.