# Mathematics AS & A Level at John Leggott Sixth Form College

## Course description

AS-Level course: 1st Year:

Unit MPC1 (taken in January) - Pure Mathematics:

- Indices and Surds
- Polynomials
- Co-ordinate Geometry and Graphs
- Differentiation and Integration
- Quadratic Theory

Unit MPC2 - Pure Mathematics:

- Trigonometry
- Sequences and Series
- Algebra
- Differentiation and Integration

In the first year, most students will study module S1 – unless you are also studying AS Physics at college, in which case you will study module M1.

Unit MS1B - Probability and Statistics:

- Representation of data
- Probability
- Bivariate data
- The Normal Distribution

Unit MM1B- Mechanics:

- Force as a vector
- Equilibrium of a particle
- Kinematics
- Newton’s laws of motion
- Linear Momentum

A-Level course: 2nd Year:

To complete the course, all students must take Units MPC3, MPC4 and MDO1.

Unit C3 - Pure Mathematics:

- Algebra and functions
- Trigonometry
- Differentiation and Integration
- Numerical Methods

Unit C4 - Pure Mathematics:

- Algebra and Graphs
- Differentiation and Integration
- Differential Equations
- Vectors

Unit MD0 - Decision Mathematics:

- Algorithms
- Graphic Theory
- Networks
- Linear Programming

## Entry requirements

GCSE Maths at grade B or above. GCSE average 6.0 or above.

## Assessment

100% exams

## Future opportunities

Mathematics is highly valued in careers including retail, banking, accountancy, engineering and other science routes and also complements studies in humanities and social sciences.

## Further information

There is the opportunity to take part in a national mathematics competition as well as attending the popular Scary Maths classes that take place at lunchtime. We also have an active Maths Society that meets once a week.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Leggott Sixth Form College directly.