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Mathematics A Level at The Maplesden Noakes School

Course description

Mathematics is a fast developing subject with new ideas and methods and Mathematics at AS and A level is both challenging and interesting. It builds on work you have met at GCSE, but also involves new ideas and powerful techniques for solving problems. The Mathematics units aim to develop your ability to solve problems and to communicate clearly with Mathematical language, as well as increasing your knowledge and enjoyment of the subject. An AS or A Level in Mathematics can open many doors to many different careers.

Course content

The A Level course consists of 3 externally examined papers.

The pure content for year 1 is as follows

  •  Proof
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors

The applied content for year 1 is as follows:

  •  Statistical sampling
  •  Data presentation and interpretation
  •  Probability
  •  Statistical distributions
  •  Statistical hypothesis testing
  •  Quantitities and units in mechanics
  •  Kinematics
  •  Forces and Newtons Laws

The content for year 2 is as follows:

  •  Proof
  •  Algebra and Functions
  •  Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane
  •  Sequences and series
  •  Trigonometry
  •   Differentiation
  •  Integration
  •  Numerical Methods
  •  Moments

Topics in year 2 will be revisited from year 1 but in much more depth.



Entry requirements

7-9 in GCSE Maths


100% Examination

Financial information

No cost

Future opportunities

You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Mathematics, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher. 


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2017
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    • Contact name:
    • Mrs P Neeve
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01622759036