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Mathematics at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

A-Level Maths is a basic entry requirement for any University course in the fields of Science, Engineering and Economics.

Course content

Year 1: The course comprises content that is the same for all exam boards:

Pure & Mechanics.

Pure & Statistics.

 

In Pure Maths you will extend your knowledge of Algebra, Trigonometry and Vectors as well as studying new topics such as Calculus (slopes of graphs and areas under graphs) and the laws of logarithms.

 

Mechanics demonstrates the power of Mathematics when used in conjunction with the laws of Physics. You study motion using the suvat equations & simple calculus and Newton’s Laws.

 

Statistics develops data handling ideas and formalises techniques for analysing data and making reliable predictions in an uncertain world. As part of this a large data set will be studied throughout the course.

 

Year 2: The A level course comprises 3 compulsory papers covering content that is the same for all exam boards.

Paper 1 is Pure.

Paper 2 is Pure & Mechanics.

Paper 3 is Pure & Statistics.

 

In Pure Maths you will expand your knowledge of the topics looked at in Year 1  as well as looking at Numerical Methods.

 

Mechanics extends into looking at Projectiles, Resultant Forces, Friction & Moments.


Statistics extends into looking at conditional probability and the Normal Distribution. As part of this a large data set will be studied throughout the course.

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5, including a 7 in GCSE Mathematics 

Assessment

100% Exam

Future opportunities

Any career in Science, Engineering or Economics. This qualification is also valued in non-Mathematical subjects as it marks out the person as having very good analytical skills.

Further information

Course Leader:

 

Dr Duncan Curtis

d.curtis@uckfield.college

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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