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Mathematics A-Level at St Clement Danes School

Course description

Overview

A-level Maths is a challenging course which builds on the complex Algebra and Trigonometry covered at GCSE. Students develop rigour and fluency in abstract Maths and apply learned processes to problem solving. This is a highly esteemed A-level which is useful for many Higher Education courses.

Aims

  • Students follow a relevant and stimulating course of advanced study in Mathematics which provides a suitable foundation for future study
  • Students develop a variety of skills in logical reasoning and problem solving
  • We encourage confidence, enjoyment and satisfaction through the development and use of Mathematics in a variety of contexts
  • Students are able to see the relationship between different areas of Maths and how Maths relates to other fields of study

Course content

A2 Mathematics: The three examinations are equally weighted. Each paper is 1.5 hours. Core 3 and Core 4 extend Calculus and Trigonometry and introduce numerical methods and vectors. (A score of 90% over these two papers leads to an award of A* in the Maths A-Level). Statistics 1 includes handling numerical data, sampling, tests of hypotheses, correlation and probability theory.

Entry requirements

Attain at least a C grade in English Language/English Literature GCSE. Maths: B.

Assessment

Unit 4 - Core 3 (MPC3) Extension of all AS topics covered in Core 1 and Core 2 plus numerical methods.

Unit 5 - Core 4 (MPC4) Core 3 topics developed further, plus vectors.

Unit 6 –Statistics 1 (MS1B) Probability, data collection and description, distributions, estimation, correlation and regression.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Clement Danes School directly.

Last updated date: 07 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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