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Mathematics A level at Oaks Park High School

Course description

Mathematics complements and supports Science and Computer Studies - indeed you would be ill advised to take 'A'-Level Physics without also studying Mathematics. Mathematics also strongly supports Biology, Psychology and Geography options.

Course content

Unit 1 - C1  A continuation of the algebra and geometry sections of GCSE together with an introduction to basic calculus. 

Unit 2- C2  Further trigonometry, the properties of logarithms and extended study of the algebra and calculus of C1.

Unit 3 - S1  The basic principles of statistical modelling and probability. Applications of Expectation, Variance, Regression and Correlation 

Unit 4 - C3  Further work on algebra, trigonometry and the calculus of transcendental functions. 

Unit 5 - C4  The final pure mathematics unit including advanced calculus and the study of three-dimensional vectors. 

Unit 6- D1  Discrete or Decision mathematics looks at the application of algorithms to different situations and interprets mathematical problems as a computer would.

Entry requirements

Minimum 'B' grade at GCSE. 


Each module is assessed by a single 1 hour 30 minute examination. There is no coursework. Each module is equally weighted. 

Future opportunities

The range of university and vocational courses open to a student with an advanced qualification in Mathematics is vast because the subject combines so well with almost every other discipline, be it Arts, Science or Social Science. Most of the top universities now expect students of Engineering, Maths, Computing and Actuarial Studies to have both Maths and Further Maths at A level. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Oaks Park High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 November 2016
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