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Mathematics A Level at Willenhall E-ACT Academy

Course description

This course will expand and develop skills from GCSE Mathematics, helping you improve your ability to form a mathematical argument. You will draw on your knowledge of topics like trigonometry and algebra, and use them with the new skills you’ll pick up with calculus to solve problems. The applied mathematics side of the course will help you link real life situations by modelling them as a statistical or kinematic problem. An A Level in Mathematics can greatly assist in any degree with a high mathematical or scientific content.

Course content

Course Structure
Both the AS level and A level consist of Pure and Applied Mathematical content.

Pure Mathematics
You will discover how Differential and Integral Calculus underpins countless real world problems. Your work on Trigonometry from GCSE will also be expanded further, along with Algebra and Coordinate Geometry with straight lines, quadratics and circles.

Mechanics
With the help of Newton’s laws of motion, this part of the course enables you to set up mathematical models to represent motion in two dimensions. Pupils who study A Level Physics will strongly benefit from the Mechanics aspects of this course.

Statistics
You will learn how the various way that data can be represented, and the skills you need to interpret it. There will be further work on probability, as well as being introduced to Normal and Binomial distributions. You will also learn to use statistical methods in context e.g. hypothesis testing. Pupils that study A levels with a strong statistical content will benefit from this part of the course.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in Mathematics.

Assessment

100% examination which will include three 2 hour written papers to be taken at the end of the second year.

Future opportunities

Mathematics Degree, Engineering, Chemistry Degree.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Willenhall E-ACT Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 December 2017
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