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Mathematics AS/A Level at Kennet School

Course description

Over the 2 years pupils will cover work from Pure Mathematics: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors, Numerical methods. They will also study applied topics from Statistics: Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing, and Mechanics: Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments.

Course content

It is an interesting and challenging course. It builds on work you will have met at GCSE but also involves new ideas and techniques for solving problems. It supports many other qualifications for courses in higher education as well as being a much soughtafter qualification for the workplace.

Entry requirements

You will need to have achieved a grade 7 or better in the Higher papers at GCSE.

Future opportunities

Almost any university course or job values A level Mathematics. If you wish to study Mathematics itself at university, or apply for engineering to certain universities, you are advised to take Mathematics and Further Mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years