Mathematics (A Level) at Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form
Students wishing to take this course must enjoy Mathematics & problem solving. You require a strong work ethic as this is a very demanding course. Students will be expected to have a strong foundation in Algebra & Trigonometry.
The course consists of a Pure Mathematics component & 2 Applied Mathematics components - Mechanics & Statistics.
Pure Mathematics is the core of the course & extends the study of Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry from GCSE & introduces Calculus.
Mechanics is the study of how physical objects behave when acted upon by different forces.
Statistics is the study of how to analyse data & calculate probability.
Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics (1-9). Entry is at discretion of Head of Mathematics.
Pure Mathematics - 67% - 2 x 2hr exams
Applied Mathematics - 33% - 2 hr exam
A level Mathematics is an invaluable companion course for Science A levels & for anyone intending to study the Sciences, Medicine or Engineering at university.
University admissions describe Mathematics as a facilitating subject. It is also recognised as proof of a student's intelligence,& tenacity.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Norton Hill School and Midsomer Norton Sixth Form directly.