Mathematics A Level at Queen Mary's College
AS Maths carries on from where your GCSE higher level course left off. You’ll investigate graphs using a graphical calculator or computer and use these techniques to solve equations. You’ll discover the need for mathematical proof so that you can solve infinitely many problems at once, not just specific ones. You’ll use algebra to solve different types of equations. You’ll be introduced to a very important area of mathematics known as calculus. You will have the opportunity to study problems from Newtonian Mechanics, such as the path taken by a tennis ball or problems from Discrete Maths, such as finding the shortest route between two towns on a road map. The A2 course has additional topics in algebra, calculus and trigonometry. You will have the opportunity to study more topics in Newtonian Mechanics (Mechanics) or problems from Discrete Maths (Decision), or you could choose instead to study Statistics, where you’ll discover how statistical techniques can be used in a variety of applications, from testing for ESP to quality assurance.
We encourage all students who will be starting AS Maths with us to brush up on their GCSE Algebra before starting the course. We recommend www.mathsnet.net/algebra
Course Entry requirements differ widely depending on course choices. Please contact the college for more information on 01256 417500
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's College directly.