Core Mathematics A Level at Ivybridge Community College
Candidates embarking on AS level Use of Mathematics can expect to study a core module, plus two FSMQ (Free Standing Mathematics Qualification) as outlined below.
Applying Mathematics: (core)
Use mathematics in the areas of algebra, functions and graphs when modelling different situations Learn some new mathematics to develop models of situations using simulations and recurrence relations Learn to think critically about how you and others use mathematics including developing the ability to comprehend short mathematical texts.
Working with Algebraic and Graphical techniques
You will use algebra, functions and graphs to analyse, make sense of and describe real situations and solve problems. You will model your own data with appropriate functions. Investigate functions commonly used to model real situations using graphing and analytical techniques. You will learn how carry out graph plotting both by hand and use either a graphic calculator or computer software.
In addition you will study one of the following, which will be determined by your teacher: Modelling with Calculus; Using and Applying Decision Mathematics; Using and Applying Statistics
In order to be considered for an Advanced Subsidiary Course, which leads to a full Advanced Level, students will be expected to have gained an absolute minimum of five GCSE grades at C or above in Mathematics and English, with a minimum of B grades in their chosen subjects having been studied at a higher tier. Students achieving a C grade at GCSE in their chosen subject may be accepted only by negotiation and agreement with the Team Leader for that subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ivybridge Community College directly.