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A Level Mathematics at The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy

Course description

Mathematics is a highly regarded discipline that increasingly underpins contemporary life and is a fascinating subject in its own right. Mathematical expertise provides insight for decision-making in business and industry, and plays an important role in diverse areas ranging from finance, transport and medical science through to digital communications and weather forecasting. Studying mathematics at AS or A2 is an excellent preparation for a career in these exciting fields.

Students who study mathematics need to be resourceful and diligent in their approach to tackling problems. They need to have been successful at GCSE mathematics and enjoy a challenge.

AS Level

Core1 – Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration
Core 2 – Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration
Statistics 1 – Representation of data; Probability; Discrete random Variables; Bivariate data.

A2 Level

Core 3 – Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods.
Core 4 – Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; 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 need to have achieved a high grade B in mathematics GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ridings Federation Winterbourne International Academy directly.

Last updated date: 14 August 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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