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Mathematics A level at Davenant Foundation School

Course description

What will you learn?

The course develops your algebraic skills from GCSE such as solving quadratic equations and transforming graphs including circles. You will be introduced to calculus techniques for finding the gradient and areas under curves.

You will also learn how to use logarithms to solve equations, how to sum arithmetic and geometric series, further manipulation of algebra, functions, graphs, more advanced techniques of differentiation and integration, numerical methods to solve equations, simple differential equations and vectors.

The statistic element of the course builds on work from GCSE and also introduces more robust techniques for examining correlation and making predictions using regression lines.

You will use the binomial distribution to model real life problems.

The mechanics component of the course focuses on the motion of particles resolving forces and applying Newton’s laws of motion.

Mathematics may be studied for its own sake out of general interest or as part of a career in mathematics or statistics or as a support to your other A Level subjects. It will assist your study in any of the science subjects and is essential if you are considering a career in physics or engineering.

Course content

What will you learn?

The course develops your algebraic skills from GCSE such as solving quadratic equations and transforming graphs including circles. You will be introduced to calculus techniques for finding the gradient and areas under curves.

You will also learn how to use logarithms to solve equations, how to sum arithmetic and geometric series, further manipulation of algebra, functions, graphs, more advanced techniques of differentiation and integration, numerical methods to solve equations, simple differential equations and vectors.

The statistic element of the course builds on work from GCSE and also introduces more robust techniques for examining correlation and making predictions using regression lines.

You will use the binomial distribution to model real life problems.

The mechanics component of the course focuses on the motion of particles resolving forces and applying Newton’s laws of motion.

Mathematics may be studied for its own sake out of general interest or as part of a career in mathematics or statistics or as a support to your other A Level subjects. It will assist your study in any of the science subjects and is essential if you are considering a career in physics or engineering.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s including English language at A*-C (or 4-9), Grade 7 or higher at GCSE Mathematics.

Further information

The statistics element of the course will be of benefit to anyone considering advanced study in economics, sociology, psychology or geography

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 December 2017

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