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Mathematics A Level at St Ignatius College

Course description

Year 12

Knowledge and understanding:

In Year 12 students take two modules in Core Mathematics (C1 and C2) and one application module in Mechanics (M1). Core Mathematics develops Algebra, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry and introduces students to new ideas in topics such as Calculus. In Mechanics students model and analyse physical situations and apply Mathematical processes to predict outcomes.

Skills:

Pupils will be required to solve problems by applying their knowledge of the topics listed above and explain their answer using mathematical reasoning.

In addition to this, time is specifically allocated for practicing and going through exam questions which will help them revise and refine their exam techniques in order to help them reach the best grade possible.

Year 13

Knowledge and understanding:

After June in Year 12 students start their A2 course which continues into Year 13 by studying two more Core Mathematics modules (C3 and C4) and another Application module (S1). Core Mathematics continues to develop Algebra, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry and Calculus. In Statistics data is processed and analysed and used to predict probable outcomes.

Skills:

Pupils will be required to solve problems by applying their knowledge of the topics listed above and explain their answer using mathematical reasoning.

In addition to this, time is specifically allocated for practicing and going through exam questions which will help them revise and refine their exam techniques in order to help them reach the best grade possible

Assessment

At the end of every unit of work there will be an internal assessment to track your progress. Each of the modules is externally assessed by one written paper consisting of between 6 and 11 questions. Each paper is equally weighted, and is worth 100 UMS marks each. No coursework is required in any of these modules. All AS exams are taken at the end of year 12 and all A2 exams are taken at the end of year 13.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Ignatius College directly.

Last updated date: 21 March 2017
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