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Mathematics A Level at Consett Academy

Course description

“The most influential language on earth is not English, or Mandarin but maths. Mathematics is the means by which we make sense not just of the natural world around us but also lay the ground for discoveries yet to come.”

Rt. Hon. Michael Gove (2010)

Course content

  • Core Mathematics builds upon topics already studies: algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry and graphs. It also includes the fundamental mathematics of calculus.
  • Decision Mathematics may be an area of work that students are relatively unfamiliar with. It focuses on algorithms, for example flow diagrams; networks, identifying the shortest route and linear programming.
  • Mechanics is the study of objects, their motion and the forces acting upon them. The course investigates friction, projectiles and the effects on objects in a collision.
  • Statistics extends GCSE topics such as the correlation between two variables as represented on a scatter graphs; here the relationship is analysed in quantitative terms. The study of chance and probability is enhanced. A study of the normal distribution is also part of this module. An ability to analyse data in real life contexts is extremely valuable in a number of subject areas.

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics with at least a grade B.

Future opportunities

A2 Mathematics is well regarded by both employers and universities.

It is an essential prerequisite for many courses including: Mathematics, Engineering courses, Physics, Computing, Business and Financial courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Consett Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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