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Mathematics AS/A2 at Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College

Course description

Cardinal Wiseman are not accepting applications through Search and Apply. If you want to apply  please call Helen Curtis on 024 76617231 extension  253

This is an A Level course

 

The aims of the course are to encourage students to:

  • provide opportunities to investigate and enjoy mathematics and develop   an appreciation of the subject;
  • develop students’ understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes;
  • develop the ability to think clearly and communicate mathematical ideas successfully;
  • appreciate how mathematical ideas can be applied in the everyday world;
  • acquire a suitable foundation for further study of mathematics and related subjects.

 

 

Course content

Students will develop their understanding of mathematics in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. They will extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems. Students will recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between 'real world' problems and standard mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have achieved a grade A in GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

The course consists of 6 equally weighted units - 3 AS units and 3 A2 units. Each exam is 1hour 30 minutes long. There is no coursework in A-Level Maths.

AS Units - Core Maths 1, Core Maths 2, Statistics 1

A2 Units - Core Maths 3, Core Maths 4, Mechanics 1

The AS units build on the knowledge gained at GCSE as well as introducing new areas of study and cover topics such as Indices and Surds, Differentiation, Trigonometry, Sequences and Series, Probability, Bivariate data.
Students are taught for 5 hours a week using a variety of resources and will be expected to complete consolidation work in their own time after each lesson.

 

Financial information

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Future opportunities

The skills developed during the course are highly regarded by both universities and employers and so Maths is a firm foundation for further study in many different subjects as well as for those entering employment.  A-Level Maths might be a requirement for what you want to study at university - Physics, Psychology, Economics, Computing, and Business Studies prefer students to have A Level Maths if possible.

Further information

Cardinal Wiseman are not accepting applications through Search and Apply. If you want to apply  please call Helen Curtis on 024 76617231 extension  253

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 10 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

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