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Mathematics A Level at Queensbury Academy

Course description

For some the study of Mathematics is an essential pre-requisite for Higher Education, for others it is a subject they have always enjoyed and excelled at. One key aim of the course will be to encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of Mathematics, to promote confidence and foster enjoyment of the subject for its own intrinsic value. It will develop students’ ability to reason logically, to generalise and to develop mathematical models.

Course content

Pure Maths
Proof
Algebra and functions
Coordinate geometry
Sequences and series
Trigonometry
Exponentials and logarithms
Differentiation
Integration
Numerical Methods
Vectors
 
Statistics
Statistical sampling
Data presentation and interpretation
Probability
Statistical distributions
Statistical hypothesis testing
 
Mechanics
Quantities and units in mechanics
Kinematics
Forces and Newton’s Laws
Moments

Entry requirements

Students will be expected to have a minimum of GCSE grade 7 although students who achieve a grade 6 will be considered, following the higher tier. Students will be expected to complete some transition work over the summer holidays to give them specific preparation for the A Level.

Assessment

3 exams, all 2 hours long of equal weighting and will be sat at the end of year 13. These consist of two Pure Mathematics papers and one paper combining the Statistics and Mechanics.

Future opportunities

If you are considering University courses‘ A’level Mathematics is essential for some degree options such as Physics, Computing and Engineering. Other students may feel the Mathematics would complement other ‘A’ level subjects such as the Sciences, Geography and Social Sciences.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2018
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