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Mathematics AS & A Level at Bebington High Sports College

Course description

This course aims to develop abilities to reason logically. It will allow students the opportunity to extend their range of mathematical skills from GCSE and use them in more unstructured problems. Students will acquire the skills needed to use technology, such as calculators and computers effectively. They will also develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.

Course content

Students will study at least 3 AS level modules and at least 3 modules at A2 Level:

AS (one year):

  • Module 1: Pure Core 1 - Algebra, Coordinate Geometry, Differentiation, Integration
  • Module 2: Pure Core 2 - Algebra and Functions, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration
  • Module 3: Mechanics 1 - Mathematical modelling, Kinematics in one and two dimensions Statics and Forces, Momentum, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Connected particles, Projectiles

A2 (one year):

  • Module 4: Pure Core 3 - Algebra and Functions, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms Differentiation, Integration, Numerical Methods
  • Module 5: Pure Core 4 - Algebra and Functions, Coordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors
  • Module 6: Statistics 1 - Numerical Measures, Probability, Binomial Distribution, Normal Distribution, Estimation, Correlation and Regression

Entry requirements

Students will need at least a B grade at GCSE in Mathematics.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by an examination. Students are allowed to use calculators in all examinations, except Pure Core 1.

Year 12 (AS level):

  • May/June - Pure Core 1, Pure Core 2 & Mechanics 1

Year 13 (A2 level):

  • May/June - Pure Core 3, Pure Core 4 & Statistics 1

Future opportunities

An A level qualification in mathematics is in high demand with employers. Skilled problem solvers can apply their skills in any area such as finance, management studies, statistics and many more.

Students who have a degree in Mathematical sciences have by far the lowest levels of unemployment and Maths students are likely to go on to earn high salaries working in careers such Accountancy, Architecture, Business Management, Engineering, Finance, Insurance, Medicine, Surveying or Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bebington High Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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