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Mathematics at Ribston Hall High School

Course description

Mathematics A level students and graduates are in high demand by employers. Maths is the essential transferable component across all Science, Engineering Technology and Maths subjects and is a highly respected A level choice. The course will develop your transferable skills, these being: Learning Skills - ability to understand difficult concepts and tpply them to a problem. Problem Solving Skills - being able to present a solution clearly, take a flexible approach, tackle a problem with confidence and appreciate when to seek help. Self-management - thorough approaches to work, time management, ability to work independently and determination.

Course content

Core 1: This module provides a foundation for the other modules. It builds on topics covers at GCSE such as Co-ordinates. Points and Lines, Quadratics, Indices and Transformations of Graphs and also ntroduces new ones including Differentiation and its application.

Core 2: This module continues to build on work covered in Core 1 and introduces new topics such as Bcponentials and Logarithms, the Binomial Theorem and Integration.

StatistIcs 1: The knowledge of statistical methods will help you understand how decisions are made Ind give you a better understanding of how they affect you. This first module covers probability, expectation and variance, correlation and regression and introduces you to the Idea of distributions.

A2 Level
Dependent on a successful AS examination result, students again study three equally weighted nodules: Core Mathematics 3 & 4 and one applied Mechanics 1 or Decisions 1, depending on the makeup of the group. Overall the six units combine to give a good breadth of mathematical experience.

Entry requirements

GCSE Higher Mathematics Grade A preferred


AS Level Assessment: Summer holiday work is required to be completed before starting the course in September. To assess GCSE basic skills an internal test will be taken by all students within the first two weeks. Any areas for improvement need to be acted upon immediately after this. Regular homework, topic tests and internal examinations take place throughout the year. Formal assessment takes place in the summer season and involves 3 equally weighted module examinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ribston Hall High School directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2016
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