Mathematics A level at JFS
‘A’ Level Mathematics has always been a popular and enjoyable option at JFS.
Pure Mathematics includes Algebra and functions, Sequences and Series, Advanced Algebra, Proof, Graphs, Vectors, Trigonometry, Calculus, numerical methods, co-ordinate Geometry, Exponentials and Logarithms.
Statistics includes Probability, Binomial, Normal and Poisson distributions, Representation and summary of data, correlation and regression of bivariate data.
Mechanics covers a number of topics such as applications of kinematics involving constant acceleration, application of forces, Newtons Laws and moments.
For ‘A’ Level Mathematics the requirement is a grade 7 (or better) at GCSE mathematics.
A secure understanding of all aspects of the Higher Level GCSE is necessary. In particular, confident understanding and handling of trigonometry, indices and algebraic topics such as Quadratic Factorisation, Simultaneous Equations and Algebraic Fraction manipulation are essential, as these skills form the foundation skills to understanding many ‘A’ Level Mathematics topics.
If you don’t like Algebra, then ‘A’ Level Mathematics is not for you!
External assessment is by written examination at the end of the 2-year course. There will be 3 separate 2-hour papers.
Internal assessment is by regular topic or bi-topic tests within the separate disciplines.
Benefits are numerous, students go into Higher Education to study a variety of Mathematics related topics such as Engineering, Computer Science, Dentistry and Business.
‘A’ Level Mathematics is also a welcome qualification for entry to Medicine, Law and Economics and Politics.
Teachers offer an ‘open door’ policy. This means that students who have encountered problems can come along and seek help at appropriate times in order to help with their understanding.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact JFS directly.