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Mathematics AS & A Level at The Camden School for Girls

Course description

A level Mathematics involves the study of mathematical principles and techniques and their application to theoretical and practical problem solving. It provides the sound base necessary for further mathematical study. Students are encouraged to purchase graphic calculators to help understand complex concepts and techniques and to explore new areas of Mathematics.

Course content

Year one involves the study of two areas of Mathematics:

  • Pure
  • Statistics.
Year two involves:
  • Pure
  • Mechanics.

The Pure modules cover a comprehensive range of techniques including advanced algebra, calculus, trigonometry, functions, co-ordinate geometry and numerical methods. 

The Mechanics module uses these techniques in the modelling and analysis of physical situations. 

In the Statistics module, students learn to analyse data critically, explore probability and are introduced to the Normal Distribution.

Entry requirements

All applicants must have an academic reference from their current school stating their predicted grades. These must in all cases include GCSEs at level 6 or above in English language and maths, and 3 other GCSEs at or above grade B.

'A' grade or above at GCSE Maths

Assessment

The course is assessed entirely by examinations on each of the modules which take place in June. Each examination is 1.5 hours long. Students “cash in” their modules at the end of the course for either an AS level (3 modules) or an A level (6 modules). 

Future opportunities

The course is an excellent preparation for study of Mathematics in higher education. It also covers the techniques and applications needed for the study of other subjects in higher education such as Engineering, Economics and the Sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Camden School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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