# Mathematics AS level at Chatham Grammar School for Girls

## Course description

This course aims to develop understanding of Mathematics in a way which promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. Topics studied include algebra, functions, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, sequences and series, calculus, logarithms and vectors. Students also choose either Mechanics or Statistics. Students are expected to be able to work logically and accurately. Mathematics is a valuable asset in any career with accountancy, banking, insurance, engineering and teaching all popular choices.

## Course content

C1 Pure Mathematics

C2 Pure Mathematics

M1 Mechanics or S1 Statistics

Units C1 and C2 cover Pure Mathematics and students study algebra, functions, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, sequences and series, calculus, logarithms and vectors.

Students may choose to study either Mechanics or Statistics. In Mechanics students cover topics such as kinematics, moments, energy and collisions. In Statistics students cover topics such as probability, representing data and the Normal distribution.

Students will develop the ability to work logically and sequentially. Ability to analyse problems and apply the correct methods for their solution. Ability to work accurately. Acquisition of mathematical skills.

## Entry requirements

All students must obtain five C grade passes at GCSE (a GNVQ qualification will also be considered). We expect students to have achieved an A grade at GCSE in Mathematics.

## Future opportunities

Mathematics is a very valuable commodity on the employment market, being particularly useful for banking, accountancy, insurance, actuarial work, engineering (when studied with Physics) and teaching (in which it is a shortage subject).

It is not unfair to say that Mathematics is an asset for any career. A Times Educational Supplement Survey discovered that graduates in any subject who had passed A level Mathematics earned on average 10% more than other graduates.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chatham Grammar School for Girls directly.