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Maths - A Level at Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College

Course description

If you enjoy algebra you will enjoy AS Maths. In the first year you will study two pure
modules Pure Core 1 and Pure Core 2 and one Applied module. The Pure Core 1
module is a non-calculator module. Both the core modules are an extension of the
work you have studied at GCSE. In the second year, Pure Core 3 and Pure Core 4
together with another Applied module are studied. The Applied modules can either
be Mechanics which includes the study of forces, projectiles, momentum and vectors,
Decision Maths which involves the study of how algorithms are used to solve real-life
problems and Statistics which is the analysis and interpretation of data.

Course content

If you enjoy algebra you will enjoy AS Maths. In the first year you will study two pure
modules Pure Core 1 and Pure Core 2 and one Applied module. The Pure Core 1
module is a non-calculator module. Both the core modules are an extension of the
work you have studied at GCSE. In the second year, Pure Core 3 and Pure Core 4
together with another Applied module are studied. The Applied modules can either
be Mechanics which includes the study of forces, projectiles, momentum and vectors,
Decision Maths which involves the study of how algorithms are used to solve real-life
problems and Statistics which is the analysis and interpretation of data.

Entry requirements

You will need at least grade B in GCSE Mathematics and five other full GCSEs
at grades A* to C, including English Language. Students will also be expected to
complete an algebra sheet over the summer holiday in order for them to feel
comfortable with the work at the start of the course.

Assessment

The course is modular with three modules examined in both the first year and the
second year. Each of the modules is equally weighted and each paper is 1 hour 30
minutes.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics is extremely useful in many fields. It is essential, not only for
the study of Mathematics and Pure Sciences, but also for all forms of Engineering. It
is accepted as a qualification for Medicine. It can also lead to courses in Economics,
Business Studies, Law and Computing.

Further information

Further information can be obtained from www.aqa.org.uk.
 
Contact Name: Maggie Sheargold Curriculum Leader - Mathematics
Contact Email: msheargold@jcc.ac.uk
 

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: 08 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: MAAS-DJM118
  • Web url: http://www.jcc.ac.uk

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