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Mathematics AS/A Level ( Edexcel ) at Allerton High School Business and Enterprise Specialist School

Course description

A Level Mathematics is seen by employers and universities alike as a demanding subject. Mathematics develops the students' mathematical understanding. There are three areas of development.

Firstly: Pure Mathematics extends Algebra, Trigonometry, Graphs and introduces Calculus.

Secondly: Statistics develops the modelling of the distribution of data and tries to answer questions such as 'How likely is it for an adult female to be taller than 6 feet?' and 'How likely is it for a contestant on 'Deal or No Deal' to win the big prize?'

Thirdly: Mechanics models real life physical situations. For example it helps to answer the questions 'How closely will ships pass each other if they continue on their present course?' and 'What forces will be generated when two objects crash into each other?'

Course content

Pure:

Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Differentiation, Integration, Trigonometry, Exponentials, Logarithms, Numerical Methods, Vectors

Statistics:

Representation and Summary of Data, Probability, Correlation and Regression, Discrete Random Variables, Probability Distributions, Using “Big Data”

Mechanics:

Vectors, Kinematics, Dynamics, Statics, Moments

Entry requirements

You should have achieved a minimum of 5 9-5 Grades at GCSE or equivalent including Maths and English.  You need to have a grade 7 or better in GCSE Maths. 

The A-level course assumes competence with the techniques studied at GCSE Higher tier. Any gaps in knowledge, understanding and proficiency will put a student at a considerable disadvantage.

We issue a pack of work over the summer which needs to be completed and an assessment at the beginning of the course to confirm that a candidate is suitable for the course.

Assessment

There is no coursework for AS Mathematics, instead there are three examinations.  All three modules are taken in the summer.  The examinations assess your understanding of the topics covered and your ability to apply the concepts to different situation.

Future opportunities

Continuing studying Mathematics at A level is important not only for Mathematics degrees but those in other STEM subjects (i.e. Science, Technology and Engineering) and is a respected subject for entry into any degree or career.

Further information

For further information please contact Mr Ulrich-Oltean (ulrichf@allertonhigh.org.uk) at Allerton High Business and Enterprise Specialist School on 0113 2034770.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Number of planned places: 25

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Mr B Harding
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 2034770

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