Mathematics - Statistics AS/A Level at Brockenhurst College
This option is chosen by students studying A Level Biological Sciences, Social Sciences and Business and Finance courses. In particular the Statistics units (S1 and S2) provide students with the analytical skills to interpret statistical data.
You will study both Pure Maths (which includes algebra, trigonometry and geometry) and Applied Maths modules. Pure Maths (the “Core” modules) gives you the tools needed for solving problems while the Applied Maths allows you to use these in real world contexts.
What you learn in Maths can be used in many other subjects. Statistics 1 and 2 are a useful support in Biology, Geography and Psychology as well as for Economics, Accounting and Business courses.
In addition to topics being explained and examples worked through on the board, you will be expected to participate fully in class by contributing ideas, working in small groups on worksheets or working through questions. There will be a variety of learning styles including use of graphic calculators and computer software. You will be expected to do a significant amount of work outside class including being set regular homework.
Workshops, revision classes and Personalised Learning sessions are available to support your studies.
Minimum GCSE Maths grade required: A GCSEs at mostly A/B grade.
AS level Mathematics comprises of 3 modules (C1, C2 and S1), which will be examined at the end of your first year.
A level Mathematics comprises of 6 modules: these include the 3 AS modules taken at the end of the first year, with two further Pure modules C3 and C4 and an Applied module (usually S2) in the second year.
All modules contain a written exam. A second year module contains a piece of assessed coursework.
Students are required to pay for textbooks and resources, which include revision material and past papers. The total cost of the AS/A Level course is about £40. In addition you will also be encouraged to purchase a graphic calculator for the second year of the course (£52).
At the end of the first year students take AS level Maths and, on succesful completion, can continue on to A2 Maths to gain the full A level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brockenhurst College directly.