# Mathematics AS/A2 Level at The Basildon Academies Sixth Form

## Course description

The course is divided into three areas:

• Core maths – covering topics from GCSE Maths such as trigonometry,

algebra, geometry and a new area, calculus

• Statistics – covering topics from GCSE Maths such as probability,

averages, data sets and new areas such as probability distributions

and discrete random variables

• Decision maths – covering areas such as networks and shortest distance problems.

• Mechanics - This is the study of the motion of objects such as cars or

trains and the effect of friction, forces and gravity.

## Course content

AS level students take:

- C1 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.
- C2 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration.
- S1 Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.

AS level students take:

- C3 Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods.
- C4 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors
- M1 Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statics of a particle; moments.
- or
- D1 Algorithms; algorithms on graphs; the route inspection problem; critical path analysis; linear programming; matchings.

## Entry requirements

General Sixth form inc.

Maths GCSE Grade B or above.

## Assessment

All units are externally assessed and count towards one third of the final grade for the year.

All exams are 1.5 hours.

## Future opportunities

A wide area of opportunity is open to students with an A-level

in Mathematics. They can apply for degrees in areas such as

Accounts, Business, Computing, Engineering, Geography, Law,

Management, any Science course, Psychology, Technology, to name

but a few. All Mathematics qualifications at this level are much

sought after and highly valued by employers and universities.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Basildon Academies Sixth Form directly.