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Mathematics with Statistics A level at Luton Sixth Form College

Course description

The skills and techniques which are developed in Mathematics play a significant part in many other disciplines. Mathematics, as well as being an important subject in its own right, is vital as a support for many subjects, both at AS/A level and in Higher Education. A qualification in Mathematics is therefore a valid and desirable goal for many students, whatever their long-term aims may be.

Course content

AS level Module Title and Content

Core Mathematics 1 (C1) Indices, surds, quadratic expressions, coordinate geometry of straight line and circle, differentiation. This module is non-calculator.

Core Mathematics 2 (C2) Trigonometry, sequences, series, binomial theorem, algebra, integration.

Statistics 1 (S1) Analysis of data, probability, bivariate data.

A2 level Module Title and Content

Core Mathematics 3 (C3) Functions, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, numerical methods.

Core Mathematics 4 (C4) Algebra, binomial series, differentiation, integration, differential equations, vectors.

Statistics 2 (S2) Normal distribution, sampling, hypothesis tests.

Entry requirements

To start any A-levels you need to meet the general college entry requirements, including grade C in English.

In addition you should have a minimum of grade A in GCSE Mathematics. If you are likely to obtain GCSE grade B you are likely to be more successful on AS Statistics. If you wish to study A-level Maths with grade B GCSE you will need to attend an additional class for 1 ½ hours each week and take an additional examination to support your Maths.

Assessment

Exam Board - OCR

Modules are assessed by examination.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Luton Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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