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Mathematics AS & A Level at Outwood Academy Newbold

Course description

These two courses provide students with an insight into many areas of Mathematics, some already familiar to them but others that will be entirely new. The material studied is suitable for students no matter what other subjects they study but is particularly suited to those studying the sciences, psychology, sociology, economics and geography, all of which have a mathematical component. The analytical skills that are developed by the course complement those in history, music, English literature and languages.

Extensive tutorial support is given to students at Sixth Form level in Maths - some students seem to live in the Maths area! Support is given to potential Oxbridge candidates. Some students have been on courses run by the Derbyshire Further Maths Network - despite the name, their courses cover all levels of A-Level maths. Other students have attended courses at the University of Manchester.

Course content

Both years have a similar format; there are three units in each year, two pure (including algebra, calculus and Cartesian geometry) and an applied module

AS Level

  • Unit MPC1 Core 1
  • Unit MPC2 Core 2
  • Unit M1B Statistics 1B

A2 Level

  • Unit MPC3 Core 3
  • Unit MPC4 Core 4
  • Unit MS1B Mechanics1B

Entry requirements

A good B grade in Mathematics at GCSE.

Students who have an enquiring mind, those who are able to and enjoy puzzling things through will thrive on this course. Succcessful Mathematicians will be industrious, creative and will generally have a good grade B GCSE Mathematics. Students will be expected to have a secure grasp of the key aspects of algebra before starting the course. Those students who are thinking about studying Maths, Physics or Engineering at university should seriously consider taking Further Maths.

Assessment

All units in both Maths and Further Maths have examinations of 1½ hours.

Future opportunities

Finance and accountancy, engineering and modelling, statistical work, cryptography, operational research, theoretical physics, mathematical sciences, teaching………most jobs would value the skills and intelligence developed by mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Outwood Academy Newbold directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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