These modules have a strong algebraic content. The study of Differential and Integral Calculus is introduced which enable us to quantify rates of change and, therefore model countless real world problems. Trigonometry is developed which helps us analyse
periodic phenomena. Other work developed is series, with many applications in finance.
Newtonian Mechanics dominates this study. The topics covered involve analysing motion in 1 and 2 dimensions, vector methods, forces, moments, collisions and
centre of mass are some of the applications. Pupils who study Physics are strongly
advised to study Mechanics.
The modules on offer cover collection of data, analysis of the data and the
presentation of the data. Concepts such as Regression and Linear Correlation are
introduced along with the idea of Expectation Algebra. Probability theory is developed
and distributions such as the Normal, Binomial & Poisson Distributions are introduced and applied. Hypothesis testing is applied in different circumstances. Pupils who do not study Physics may find this application more useful.
This module concentrates on algorithms to solve specific problems, mainly inspired by Business issues and IT. Critical Path Analysis, Linear Programming and Matching Algorithms are explored in this work. An A Level qualification in Mathematics is a valuable
qualification with problem solving skills developed as techniques are applied in differing contexts.