Mathematics A Level at Queensbury Academy
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.
Algebra and functions
Sequences and series
Exponentials and logarithms
Data presentation and interpretation
Statistical hypothesis testing
Quantities and units in mechanics
Forces and Newton’s Laws
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.
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.
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