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GCE A Level Mathematics at Bournville College

Course description

To study Mathematics at this level you should have an aptitude for algebra. This is the main topic which is developed in the Core Units.

Course content

You study three mandatory units at AS level
Pure Core 1
Develop the skills of algebra before introducing manipulation of quadratic equations, co-ordinate geometry and calculus.

Pure Core 2
Develop the topics introduced in Core 1 and begins the study of sequences and series, transformations, trigonometry and logarithms.

Statistics 1
Laws of probability; coding; normal distribution; correlation and regression.You will study a further three units at A2 level:
Pure Core 3
Functions, further calculus; exponential and logarithms, further trigonometry and numerical methods.

Pure Core 4
Algebraic functions; partial fractions; binomial; addition theorems, parametric equations; exponential models and vectors.

Decision 1
Algorithms, Graphs and Networks, Spanning Tree Problems, Matching, Shortest Path in Networks, Travelling Salesman Problem, Linear Programming and Mathematical Modelling.

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics Grade B or above at higher level


AS Mathematics 5361
MPC1 - Pure Core 1 (one written paper 90 minutes)
MPC2 - Pure Core 2 (one written paper 90 minutes)
MS1B - Statistics 1 (one written paper 90 minutes)

A2 Mathematics 6361
MPC3 - Pure Core 3 (one written paper 90 minutes)
MPC4 - Pure Core 4 (one written paper 90 minutes)
MDO1 - Decision 1 (one written paper 90 minutes)

Future opportunities

An A level in Mathematics is an essential requirement for many degree courses, in particular for engineering and computing.

Further information

If you are interested in studying this course please contact the Advice Zone on 0121 477 1300

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 08 August 2016
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