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Mathematics A Level at Alderman White School and Language College

Course description

During the course you will study four pure Mathematics modules and two applied modules. The pure Mathematics modules (Pure Core 1, Pure Core 2, Pure Core 3 and Pure Core 4) are compulsory and build upon your GCSE number and algebra skills. There are six applied Mathematics modules (two each of Decision Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics) from which you would choose two.

The choice of applied Mathematics modules is made in consultation with the class depending upon their strengths. In Statistics you would build upon your GCSE handling Data skills; in Mechanics you would study movement in one and two dimensions, forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion and projectiles; in Decision Mathematics you would study algorithms, networks and linear programming.

Assessment

Each module is assessed by a 1 hour 30 minute examination. You would usually sit an applied modular examination in January of each year and two pure modular examinations in June of each year. There is no coursework component in A-level Mathematics.

 

Future opportunities

Mathematics is a challenging A-level and as such is well regarded by employers and universities alike. It has applications in all science based subjects including the social sciences in addition to being a subject area in its own right. Students who have completed this course have recently progressed on to degrees in Medicine and Business Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alderman White School and Language College directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2015

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