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Mathematics A Level at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Course description

A Level Mathematics is a much sought after and highly respected qualification, which can open doors to a wide range of Higher Education courses and rewarding careers.  

Students will extend their knowledge of GCSE topics as well as learning new ones.

Course content

Year 12: Consists of studying three modules over one year.

Year 13: Consists of studying six modules over two years.

In Core Mathematics students will extend their knowledge of GCSE topics such as Algebra and Trigonometry as well as learning new topics such as Calculus.

In Mechanics students will learn how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them.

In Statistics students will learn a range of methods aimed at sampling, representing and interpreting sets of data.  Students will also study Probability and Hypothesis Testing.

In Decision Mathematics students will learn how to solve a range of problems involving networks.  A range of Algorithms will enable such problems to be solved.

 

Year 12 Content

Unit 1: Core 1

Unit 2: Core 2

Unit 3: Optional Unit

If students intend studying Physics in Year 12 they should choose Mechanics 1.

 

Year 13 Content

Unit 4: Core 3

Unit 5: Core 4

Unit 6: Optional Unit

 

Optional Units

Statistics 1,2,3,4

Mechanics 1,2,3,4,5

Decision 1,2

Entry requirements

Students require a grade 6 or above in Mathematics GCSE, to take Mathematics AS Level. Students with a grade 6 in Mathematics GCSE will need to pass an Algebra test in order to take the AS qualification. There will be an opportunity to sit the Algebra test on the taster day (July) and another one on induction day (September). Students who achieve a grade 7 or above in Mathematics GCSE will not need to sit the Algebra test.

Assessment

All of the units are examined by 1 hour 30 minute examination papers during the Summer Examination period.

Throughout the academic year students are formally assessed six times.  These ALIS Assessment Tasks will be based on mock and actual examination questions.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics is a much sought after and highly respected qualification, which can open doors to a wide range of Higher Education courses and rewarding careers.  Higher Education courses that require A Level Mathematics include Economics, Teaching, Medicine, Psychology, Architecture, Science and Accountancy.

For those students wishing to pursue degree course in Mathematics, A Level Further Mathematics may be a requirement. Those interested in Engineering, will also find this a suitable course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris City Academy Crystal Palace directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2017

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