Mathematics A/S at University Academy Keighley
Mathematics is a sequential subject and AS Mathematics builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding established at GCSE. The AS and A2 courses encourage students to develop their understanding of the subject in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.
Students are taught how to recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and to understand the relationship between ‘real world’ problems and mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved. The course also aims to encourage students to develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general. All units are assessed by exams lasting 1 hour 30 minutes. Calculators cannot be used for MPC1, the use of a scientific or a graphics calculator is allowed for all other units.
Ideally you should have achieved at least a grade B on the Higher tier GCSE. Students who achieve a grade C on the Higher GCSE will be considered on an individual basis.
Possible progression: An A level in Mathematics is a highly regarded qualification; it will help you in many areas of further study. It proves that you are able to reason logically and understand the relationship between ‘real world’ problems and mathematical models. Mathematics is used as an aid in many further education courses.
To sample the topics covered at Core 1 visit the A' level section at www.mymaths.co.ukThe first module in January of Y12 is a clear indication of your ability to succeed at this level.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University Academy Keighley directly.