# Mathematics A Level at Copthall School

## Course description

Outline of AS Syllabus

Candidates are expected to study:

Pure Unit C1: Algebra, co-ordinate geometry, sequences, series, differentiation and

integration, proof.

Pure Unit C2: Algebra and functions, sequences, series, trigonometry, exponentials,

logarithms, differentiation, integration, co-ordinate geometry, numerical methods.

Candidates also study either Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1:

Statistics S1: Mathematical models in probability, representation and summary of data,

correlation, regression, discrete random variables discrete distributions and the normal

distribution.

Mechanics M1: Mathematical models in mechanics, vectors, kinematics of a particle moving in

a straight line, dynamics of a particle, statics of a particle, moments.

Outline of A2 Syllabus

Candidates are expected to study:

Pure Unit C3: Algebra and functions, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation,

numerical methods.

Pure Unit C4: Algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and series,

differentiation, integration and vectors.

Candidates also study either Statistics 2 or Mechanics 2:

Statistics S2: The binomial and poisson distributions, continuous random variables, continuous

distributions, hypothesis tests.

Mechanics M2: Kinematics, centres of mass, work and energy, collisions, statics of rigid bodies.

## Entry requirements

Essential Student Qualifications and Abilities

A good knowledge of algebra.

Desirable Student Qualifications and Abilities

• Grade A or B at higher level GCSE is preferable.

• The ability to solve problems, work independently and meet deadlines.

• Perseverance and a logical mind.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Copthall School directly.