Mathematics A Level Statistics/Mechanics at Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form
Mathematics is a rich and fascinating subject in its own right. However, it also provides an important background to the study of many other subjects. Mathematics helps you to make sense of the world that we inhabit and enables you to explore and analyse
a variety of problems and apply powerful mathematical and statistical techniques to solve them. The determination and creativity required to solve problems in mathematics are clearly highly regarded, transferable skills and adults with an A level in this subject
earn on average, £1000 a year more than their less enlightened peers.
A minimum of a B grade in GCSE Mathematics is required.
Core 1 - Weighting 33.3%, Examination - 1 hour 30
Topics include: calculus, quadratics, curve sketching and co-ordinate geometry.
Core 2 - Weighting 33.3%, Examination - 1 hour 30
Topics include: applications of calculus, sequences and series, logarithms and trig.
Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1 - Weighting 33.3%, Examination - 1 hour 30 minutes
Statistics: analysing different data distributions and probability
Mechanics: motion of particles, friction, momentum and vectors
An A level in Mathematics would support students in their further studies of, or a career in, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, Business, Accountancy, Economics, Engineering, Ethics and Philosophy. Anybody wishing to study
Mathematics at university should also be taking Further Mathematics and a quick search of the UCAS website will reveal that Mathematics can be studied with subjects as diverse as Gaelic and History.
Please indicate if you would like to study Maths Mechanics or Maths Statistics; you cannot study both subjects as the core content is the same in both A-Levels.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form directly.
Last updated date: 13 September 2016