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Mathematics with Mechanics A Level at Pimlico Academy

Course description

Mechanics is the branch of Mathematics that models the motion of bodies. This Maths course is recommended if you are planning on a career in Engineering or Investment Banking and complements the A-Level Physics course. Further Maths students must take this Maths course as Statistics is covered in their Further Maths lessons.

The course will enable students to:
- Acquire mathematical skills and knowledge and use them with confidence and enjoyment.
- Solve quite complicated problems using mathematical argument and logic, demonstrating what is meant by proof in mathematics.
- Simplify real life situations by using mathematical models to show what is happening and what might happen in different circumstances.
- Use calculator and computer technology / formulae booklets /statistical tables effectively and appropriately –understanding their limitations.
- Apply mathematics and recognise its significance to other disciplines
- Create mathematical models to describe objects in motion

Course content

The course will comprise of 6 modules, assessed through examination:

AS
C1 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration.

C2 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration.

A2
C3 Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods.

C4 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors.

Mechanics

AS
M1 Mathematical models in mechanics; vectors in mechanics; kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line; dynamics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane; statistics of a particle, moments

A2 M2 Projectile motion; use of calculus in kinematics; centres of mass; work, energy, power; collisions; statics of rigid bodies

Entry requirements

Students must achieve grade A or above in Mathematics

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2017
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