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Mathematics A-Level at Sir William Ramsay School

Course description

Do you enjoy problem solving?

Would you like to apply your mathematical skills to a wide variety of theoretical and everyday life situations?

Mathematics is a stimulating and rewarding subject and is considered to be one of the subjects that offers the most options for Higher Education and professional qualifications.

An A level or AS level in Mathematics is a highly sought after and marketable qualification in its own right and is recognised by employers as an important area of study which develops excellent logic, reasoning and problem-solving abilities.

Course content

AS Mathematics consists of three modules of study, each assessed by a 1½ hour examination. These modules are: Core Maths 1 (C1); Core Maths 2 (C2); Statistics 1 (S1). Topics include algebra, quadratic functions, sequences and series, coordinate geometry, differentiation, integration, probability, probability distributions, correlation and regression.

A further three modules are studied for A2 Mathematics: Core Maths 3 (C3); Core Maths 4 (C4); Mechanics 1 (M1). Topics include algebra, trigonometry, sequences and series, differentiation, integration, functions, exponentials, logarithms, vectors, kinematics, dynamics, statics and moments.

The Examination board is Edexcel and there are no coursework requirements. Units C1, C2 and S1 are taken in the Summer Term of Year 12 and units C3, C4 and M1 are taken in the Summer Term of Year 13.

Entry requirements

If you have studied GCSE Mathematics at Higher Level and obtained at least a grade B you may want to consider an AS or A Level in Mathematics. It is highly recommended that you complete all A/A* Booster Material as a head start to the course.

Future opportunities

Interest that is sparked by ‘A’ level Mathematics often leads students to university degrees and to a variety of analytical, technical or applied careers using the skills and knowledge gained from the course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir William Ramsay School directly.

Last updated date: 23 April 2015
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