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Mathematics A-Level at Diss High School

Course description

To study A-Level Mathematics, students should have achieved at least an A at GCSE. During the course, you will study Pure Mathematics, contributing to two thirds of the final qualification, as well as a combination of the applied modules of ‘Mechanics’, ‘Statistics’ and ‘Discrete Mathematics’. Pure Mathematics extends many GCSE topics such as algebra, trigonometry, vectors and functions while introducing new approaches, especially calculus.

Course content

‘Mechanics’ deals with the mathematical modelling of the movement of a particle.

‘Statistics’ models common situations using ‘probability distributions’ and extends GCSE data analysis techniques.

‘Discrete mathematics’ looks at techniques used in planning, decision-making and optimising.

Entry requirements

You are required to have at least five Cs at GCSE including Maths and English Language at Grade C.

Subject Specific

Mathematics grade A

Future opportunities

A-Level Mathematics can lead to a degree in Mathematics and is also a desirable, in some cases essential, requirement for many others such as medicine, accountancy, actuarial courses, sciences and social sciences. Even without higher education, A-Level Mathematics is considered by most employers to be indicative of a high level of ability determination and organisation.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Diss High School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015

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