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Mathematics A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

Studying Mathematics at A level is an immensely rewarding experience. As well as studying a fascinating, stimulating academic subject, students will be able to develop logical skills, enhance their problem solving capacity and analytical skills. The Mathematics department consistently achieves some of St. Crispin’s best A level results and we use our experience and expertise to support students through every step of their studies.

Course content

AS

In Year 12 students will study Core 1, Core 2 and Mechanics 1. Core Maths covers solving linear and quadratic equations, algebraic graphs, differentiation, integration, sequences, trigonometry and logarithms. Mechanics will look at kinematics, forces, momentum and vectors.

A2

In Year 13 students will study Core 3, Core 4 and Statistics 1. Core Maths covers functions, transforming graphs, further differentiation and integration, iterative methods, solving trigonometric equations and vectors. Statistics will look at standard deviation, correlation, regression, probability and confidence intervals.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths at grade A or above. Students with a B grade will be invited to a short meeting and be asked to take an algebra test to assess their suitability for the course.

Assessment

Exams for each unit.

Future opportunities

Mathematics A level is highly respected by universities and employers, and is required for a wide range of courses and careers such as accountancy, market research, games design, logistics, telecommunications and finance.

University courses in Physics, Engineering and Computer Science often require an A level in Mathematics. Finally, research has shown that people with A level Mathematics earn 10% more on average than those who did not study the subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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