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Mathematics A Level at Oasis Academy Brightstowe

Course description

If you have a clear and logical mind and enjoy the challenge of working through problems and calculations you should study mathematics. You will extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques and these are then applied to mathematical models and ‘real world’ problems. You will develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.

In addition to the compulsory core components you have the choice of specialising in either mechanics or statistics. Within the core units, topics will include indices and surds, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphs, trigonometry, sequences and series, algebra, differentiation and integration, numerical methods, differential equations and vectors.

Course content

AS level

• Core mathematics 1

• Core mathematics 2

• Either mechanics 1 or statistics 1

A2 level

• Core mathematics 3

• Core mathematics 4

• Either mechanics 2 or statistics 2

Entry requirements

NBP16C level 3 entry requirement, including a grade B in GCSE mathematics at higher tier.

Assessment

You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, group work and independent study. Consolidation through practice will be an important feature.

Future opportunities

Mathematics A level opens doors to many rewarding and competitive careers. You will find mathematics invaluable if you want to study accountancy, banking, economics, engineering, surveying or any science subject. You will have gained problem solving skills and clear thinking, which will support your study in other subject areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oasis Academy Brightstowe directly.

Last updated date: 10 July 2015

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