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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.

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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