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Mathematics A Level at Hitchin Boys' School

Course description

The course covers:

AS Units - Introduction to Advanced Mathematics, Concepts for Advanced Mathematics and one applied module.

A2 Units - Methods for Advanced Mathematics, Applications of Advanced Mathematics and a further applied module. Applied modules are taken from either Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Mathematics.

You will learn through a variety of methods including problem solving exercises and practical tasks. For some units you also have to complete a longer piece of coursework. This allows you to use the knowledge you have acquired in a more practical situation. All units are assessed by written exam with a coursework element in Unit 3. Virtually any career path is enhanced by being able to offer A-Level Mathematics.

The AQA course provides a traditional examination assessment of Mathematics. At AS, two of the papers are Core Pure Mathematics, comprising Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry and Calculus, which involves differentiation and integration. For the third paper you cover different application areas from Statistics or Mechanics. A2 has two more Core Pure papers and another paper on Statistics or Mechanics.

Much of the course will be ‘traditional teaching’ with you gaining confidence in the various mathematical processes whilst improving your logic and reasoning. You will gain an understanding of how each mathematical process can be applied to different problems and must address real life situations and reduce them to mathematical form. There is at present no coursework so extended work will come from linking together the different areas of Mathematics. All units are assessed by written examination.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements to our Consortium are 5 A*-C at GCSE or equivalent, including Maths and English, for an advanced level or Level 3 course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hitchin Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 23 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years