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Mathematics AS/A2 at Torpoint Community College

Course description

In maths at the start of AS you will consolidate and extend some of the concepts and techniques covered at GCSE. These include surds, transformations, algebra and functions. You will then move on to pure maths topics including calculus, advanced trigonometry, polynomials, and logarithms.

You will spend time delving into the links between all areas of functions you will also learn about lots of the applications of maths to real world problems, and discover the beauty of maths.

The applied courses in themselves deal with maths which many people use in their work – Decision maths is the newest branch of maths evolving with the advent of computing. In this you will look at different algorithms which are used regularly on much larger scales. These ideas and techniques are used in logistics universally.

Much of the pure maths covered involves algebraic manipulation and therefore confidence and ability in this area is important.

Mathematics works well with any combination of subjects and is looked on very favourably by all Universities. As a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) many students pair maths with ICT and science subjects. Lots of students find maths useful for subjects such as Psychology and Geography where understanding of statistical techniques can be useful. It is the type of subject which works well with a diverse range of A-Levels.

Entry requirements

4 B's or better

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Torpoint Community College directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years