Mathematics A Level at Upton Hall F C J
Students will study a mixture of Core and Applied Mathematics. In Core Mathematics, the emphasis is on number and algebra. You will further develop the techniques you have learned at GCSE, and be introduced to new concepts such as calculus and logarithms. You will learn to move fluidly between an equation and its graphical representation. In Applied Mathematics, you will study Statistics in Year 12. In Year 13, you will study Decision Mathematics, which involves algorithms and the logic that underpins modern computing.
To study Mathematics at A Level, you need to have achieved at least an A grade in Mathematics at GCSE.
You should enjoy problem solving and be confident in your use of algebra.
AS TOPICS & ASSESSMENT
1. Core 1: Algebra, Quadratics, Calculus, Co-ordinate Geometry, Arithmetic Series 2. Core
2: Applications of Calculus, Radians, Logarithms,
3. Statistics 1: Histograms, Box Plots, Coding of Data, Calculations with mean, Probability, Linear Regression
A LEVEL TOPICS AND ASSESSMENT
1. Core 3: Trigonometric Identities, Differentiation, Composite and Inverse Functions, Transformations
2. Core 4: Integration, Three-Dimensional Vectors, Parametric Equations, Differential Equations, Trapezium Rule
3. Decision 1: Algorithms, Route Inspection, Networks
Students of AS and A Level Mathematics are supported in their studies with regular drop-in sessions that run throughout the year during the lunch period. There are also opportunities to attend extra-curricular trips, which include the UKMT Senior Team Challenge and the John Moores Maths Quiz. A Level Mathematics requires you to think logically and analytically. As such, it is a qualification that is highly valued by employers and universities alike. It is a prerequisite for many scientific and numerical degrees.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Upton Hall F C J directly.