Mathematics AS/A Level at Okehampton College
There are three modules in Year 12:-
Two Pure with one Statistics or
Two Pure with one Decision Mathematics
There are three modules in Year 13:-
Two Pure with one of Statistics, Decision Mathematics or
Mechanics, depending on your Year 12 choice!
Areas to be covered in Year 12
Pure Mathematics:- Algebra, Trigonometry, Graphs, Geometry, Sequences, Calculus
Mechanics:- This is the mathematics that is used in the physical world. It covers topics such as projectile motion, momentum, forces and acceleration.
Statistics:- Deals with data - how to collect it, how to summarise it numerically, how to present it pictorially and how to draw conclusions from it.
Decision Mathematics:- Decision Mathematics is the application of mathematical modelling to solve real world problems. It introduces students to the power and relevance of algorithms in a variety of contexts, including manufacturing and service industries, medicine and everyday life.
Areas to be covered in Year 13
Further work building upon the topics covered in Year 12
Strong mathematicians who wish to study further maths at A level should discuss this option with their maths teacher. Students will be required to study 3 modules for AS and 3 modules for A2, all of which must be different from their A level modules
A minimum of 5 A*s - C GCSEs with specifically Grade B, but preferably better, in Mathematics. It is essential that you discuss with your Maths teacher whether Maths would be a suitable choice for you.
Possible careers include Engineering, Medicine, Architecture, Business and Finance. A Level Mathematics is a useful tool for many science based courses in higher education.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Okehampton College directly.