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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.

Last updated date: 22 September 2016

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