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Mathematics at Carshalton Boys Sports College

Course description

The A Level Mathematics course aims to encourage candidates to develop their
understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes; to develop confidence and enjoyment; to develop their abilities to reason logically and to recognise incorrect reasoning; to extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques; to develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected; to recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘realworld’ problems and other mathematical models; to use mathematics as an effective means of communication; to read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics; to acquire the skills needed to use technology effectively, to recognise when such use may be inappropriate and to be aware of limitations; and to develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.
Each student who enrolls on the mathematics course is given a diagnostic test to ensure that their basic skills are sufficient to commence study at this level. Students will be guided to address areas of weakness or be advised of a more suitable course of study.

Course content

Year 1: Edexcel Advanced Subsidiary Mathematics 8371
Unit 1: Core 1 (pure)
Unit 2: Core 2 (pure)
Unit 3: Applied Unit 1 (Statistics, Mechanics or Decision)
Year 2: Edexcel Advanced GCE Mathematics 9371
Unit 1: Core 3 (pure)
Unit 2: Core 4 (pure)
Unit 3: Applied Unit 2 (Statistics, Mechanics or Decision)

Entry requirements

Grade A in GCSE Mathematics. High confidence in algebra is essential for the course.


Assessment is by two core maths examinations, and one applied maths examination per year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carshalton Boys Sports College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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