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Mathematics A Level at University of Chester CE Academy

Course description

This course consists of six modules, three to be taught in Year 12 leading to Advanced Subsidiary GCE Mathematics and a further three in Year 13 leading to Advanced GCE Mathematics. Each module is assessed by a 1 hour 30 minute examination. This course is designed for all those who have enjoyed Mathematics at GCSE level.

Students who want to continue with Mathematics as a Sixth Form option to improve their knowledge and skills may take the subject in Year 12 leading to an Advanced Subsidiary qualification with the option to continue into Year 13 to a full Advanced Level qualification. Suitable Students will be offered the chance to do the AS Further Maths course.

This Course is: • Essential for those wishing to study Mathematics at University. • Highly recommended for all those studying Science, particularly Physics and Chemistry. • Important for those studying Humanities and Social Sciences, with particular reference to the Statistics module in Year 12. • Relevant to all those who will use Mathematics in future careers or courses.

Course content

• Core Mathematics 1: Indices and Surds; Polynomials; Co- ordinate Geometry and Graphs; Differentiation.

• Core Mathematics 2: Trigonometry; Sequences and Series; Algebra; Integration.

• Probability & Statistics 1: Representation of Data; Probability; Discrete Random Variables; Bivariate Data.

• Core Mathematics 3: Algebra & Functions; Trigonometry; Differentiation & Integration; Numerical Methods.

• Core Mathematics 4: Algebra & Graphs; Differentiation & Integration; First Order Differential Equations; Vectors.

• Mechanics 1: Force as a Vector; Equilibrium of a Particle; Kinematics of Motion in a Straight Line; Newton’s Laws of Motion; Linear Momentum.

Entry requirements

Students will have passed GCSE at grade B or above, although grade A would be preferred, especially for those intending to go on into Year 13.



Future opportunities

Mathematics at AS and A level is both challenging and interesting as it builds on the topics you have met at GCSE and develops the ideas further. At AS level, Mathematics is highly useful support for other Mathematics-based AS and A levels.

Mathematics is a much sought after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full time courses in Higher Education. There are many areas of employment that see a Mathematics A level as an important qualification: • Computing. • Finance. • Architecture. • Engineering. • Accountancy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact University of Chester CE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years