A Level Mathematics and Further Mathematics at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

It is essential to have covered A and A* work at GCSE level, particularly in topics such as Algebra and Trigonometry, since students will need to build upon this knowledge and take it to a much higher level. This is usually only covered by the top sets in Maths.

Course content

AS and A level Mathematics qualifications are gained by studying core modules of Pure (Core) Mathematics together with a range of possible Applied Mathematics modules. There is an Algebra skills test in the first week of term that has to be passed to be accepted on the course.

C1 - Core Mathematics 1
Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration

C2 - Core Mathematics 2
Same topics as C1 plus: trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions

S1 - Statistics 1
Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; normal distribution.

AS Module: M1 Mechanics 1
Mathematical models in mechanics: vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments

C3 - Core Mathematics 3
Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponential and logarithmic functions; differentiation; numerical methods

C4 - Core Mathematics 4
Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors

M1 for those doing option 1 and M2 for those doing option 2.

Entry requirements

Grade A at Higher Tier plus a recommendation of suitability from the Head of Maths. (In certain circumstances a Grade B and a recommendation from the Head of Maths may be sufficient to be eligible for the course).

Future opportunities

Mathematics is a world of pattern and order, where you take what you know and apply it to solve new problems, developing higher order thinking skills. It lies at the heart of many subjects - physics, chemistry, geography and economics to mention a few. It opens the door into many careers and has been proven to increase earning potential in the future. Mathematics A level is regarded as an entry requirement qualification to Scientific, Engineering, Information Technology, Architecture, Accountancy and many other degree subjects and careers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Swakeleys School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015