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Mathematics A Level at George Stephenson High School

Course description

YEAR 1:
We will build upon many of the algebra topics studied at GCSE as well as introducing new techniques such as calculus in Core Mathematics. We will also introduce algorithms, networks, graph theory and linear programming in Decision Mathematics

YEAR 2:
In the second year of the course we will look further at algebra and functions, trigonometry, calculus, differential equations and vectors in Core Mathematics. Statistics will involve the extension of many topics introduced at GCSE; in particular, representation of data, probability and bivariate data.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A* to C including a grade A or A* in Mathematics

Assessment

Each module is assessed by written papers taken in June of Years 12 and 13. There is no coursework component. You will be given a test at the end of October of Year 12 which you must pass in order to continue with the course

Future opportunities

The study of Mathematics can open the doors to many careers including medicine, accountancy, software design, pharmacology, dentistry, teaching and engineering to name but a few. Mathematics A level is a pre-requisite of many degree courses which include Computer science, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Accountancy and Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact George Stephenson High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 February 2017

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