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Maths (Further) A-Level at Deanery High School and Sixth Form College

Course description

Mathematics builds upon the skills learned at GCSE to enable you to solve more complex problems. All students study four pure maths modules over the two year course. You will also study a Decision module in lower sixth and a Statistics module in upper sixth. Decision puts mathematics into real life contexts. Statistics is about the analysis and interpretation of data. Mathematics is a very rewarding subject to study and is highly regarded by both universities and employers.

Course content

We follow the AQA specification.

For AS we study:

Unit 1: Core 1
Algebra, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Differentiation, Integration, Polynomials, Factors and Remainders.

Unit 2: Core 2
Algebra and Functions, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration.

Unit 3: Decision 1
Algorithms, Graphs and Networks, Spanning Trees, Matchings, Shortest Paths, Route Inspection problems, Travelling Salesman problems, Linear Programming.

For A2 we study:

Unit 4: Core 3
Algebra and Functions, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Volume of Revolution, Numerical Methods.

Unit 5: Core4
Algebra and Functions, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Differentiation, Integration, Exponential Growth, Differential Equations, Vectors.

Unit 6: Statistics 1
Numerical Measures, Probability, Binomial Distribution, Normal Distribution, Estimation, Correlation and Regression.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above (including English language) plus At least a high B grade in GCSE Mathematics

Future opportunities

An A level Mathematics qualification opens many doors at degree level. It is essential if you wish to pursue mathematics any further. It is highly recommended for careers in science, medicine or geography. An A level in mathematics will demonstrate to all universities an ability to work in a methodical and logical fashion, which is desirable for all degrees and employers.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 04 January 2017
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