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Mathematics A Level at The Grey Coat Hospital

Course description

Students must have achieved at least a Grade 7 at GCSE in Linear Mathematics (any board). While studying Mathematics students will be expected to: 

  • Use mathematical skills to solve problems
  • Understand how to prove something
  • Model real life situations using mathematics
  • Use resources such as statistical tables and calculators appropriately.

Expectations for A Level Mathematics are high and are a continuation of the expectations at Key Stage 4. Pupils are expected to be punctual to lessons, bring all necessary books and equipment to every lesson and complete class and homework tasks to a high standard. We encourage our students to be responsible and have more input into lessons than in Key Stage 4.

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Course content

Over the course, students will cover the following topics:

  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics

We also offer further maths. The further maths cohort follows an accelerated scheme of work completing the A level in year 12. During year 13 they will follow a further maths scheme of work which encompasses advanced pure topics and extended statistics and mechanics.

Entry requirements

To study in the Sixth Form, students need to attain five GCSE grades at A*-C, including English and Mathematics.

Assessment

Mathematics at A level is fully linear, with students sitting three two-hour calculator exam papers at the end of the two-year course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Grey Coat Hospital directly.

Last updated date: 22 December 2017
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