# Mathematics A-Level at The Coleshill School

## Course description

Students who have a logical mind and a willingness to question your understanding of Mathematical topics already studied. It is a difficult subject and so you must have a real desire to succeed from the very start. Mathematics is probably the most marketable A Level in terms of acceptability. It is difficult to think of any course/career where it would not be welcomed in combination with other subjects. By studying Mathematics at A Level skills such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, may be closer to those actually used in the workplace than skills learned in other subjects and as such it is a qualification that is held in very high regard by both employers and university.

## Course content

**CORE 1**

A pure Mathematics unit:

- Indices and surds
- Coordinate Geometry
- Quadratics and linear functions
- Sequences
- Differentiation and Integration

**CORE 2 **

A pure Mathematics unit:

- Algebra and Functions
- Coordinate Geometry
- Exponentials and Logarithms
- Trigonometry

**DECISION 1**

An applied Mathematics unit:

- Algorithms
- Graph and Networks
- Route Inspection
- Critical path analysis
- Linear Programming
- Matchings
- Flows

**CORE 3 **

A pure Mathematics unit:

- Algebra and Functions
- Trigonometry
- Exponentials and Logarithms
- Differentiation
- Numerical Methods

**CORE 4 **

A pure Mathematics unit:

- Partial Fractions
- Parametric Equations
- The Binomial Series
- Differentiation and Integration
- Differential Equations
- Vectors

**STATISTICS 1 **

An applied Mathematics unit:

- Modelling and Representing data
- Summarising Data
- Probability
- Correlation
- Regression
- Random Variables
- The Normal Distribution

## Entry requirements

Entry requirements to A Level Courses are 5 A* to C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.

**Subject Specific**

Grade B or above at GCSE Mathematics is essential

## Assessment

AS - Three examinations in June A2 - Three examinations in June

## How to apply

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