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Mathematics AS level at The Mandeville School

Course description

Maths is not only a beautiful and exciting subject in its own right, but also one that underpins many other branches of learning. It links particularly well with the Sciences, and overlaps with Physics in some modules. However, many students like to link it with more literature or arts-based subjects to provide contrast in their work.

Course content

Core 1: a transitional module from GCSE to A level and include some exciting new topics such as coordinate geometry differentiation and integration. It is highly algebraic and an excellent introduction to maths at a higher level.

Core 2: traditional pure maths focusing on logarithms, exponentials and higher level trigonometry. Decision 1: This unit focuses on thinking processes that are used in modelling applied mathematics and includes the basic algorithms to illustrate how programming and network analysis operates. The units in A2 build on the k

Entry requirements

It is essential to have Grade B or above in Maths to take this course.

Assessment

3 modules each assessed by a 1hr 30 min exam. There is no controlled assessment.

Future opportunities

Maths is essential for studying Maths, Physics or Engineering at University, and for these subjects Further Maths is highly desirable or even essential at the top institutions. Other courses which benefit from Maths A Level are Medicine, Economics, Accounting and other sciences such as Sports Science.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year

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