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Mathematics AS at King David High School

Course description

Mathematics at AS and Advanced GCE is a course worth studying not only as a supporting subject for the physical and social sciences, but in its own right. It is challenging but interesting. It builds on work you will have met at GCSE, but also involves new ideas produced by some of the greatest minds of the last millennium.

While studying mathematics you will be expected to:
* use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems
* solve problems by using mathematical arguments and logic. You will also have to understand and demonstrate what is meant by proof in mathematics
* simplify real-life situations so that you can use mathematics to show what is happening and what might happen in different circumstances
* use the mathematics that you learn to solve problems that are given to you in a real-life context
* use calculator technology and other resources (such as formulae booklets or statistical tables) effectively and appropriately; understand calculator limitations and when it is inappropriate to use such technology.

Course content

AS Consists of 3 modules:

C1: Core Mathematics - Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.

C2: Core mathematics - algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration.

S1: Statistics: Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

Entry requirements

This course is available to students who have achieved at least a grade B at Higher tier in GCSE Mathematics. However, experience has shown that students who have not achieved at least a grade A at GCSE will find this course very difficult.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King David High School directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year