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Mathematics A Level at Caroline Chisholm School

Course description

Students develop their algebra, coordinate geometry and trigonometry skills, building on those topics learnt at GCSE. Students are introduced to new calculus topics such as differentiation and integration alongside mathematical modelling and problem solving. Students will also be taught the compulsory Statistics and Mechanics work. Within Statistics we will cover hypothesis testing and investigate correlation and regression within data whilst in Mechanics students will develop further their knowledge of motion time graphs and learn about problem solving using Newton’s laws.
Students continue to advance their core mathematical skills, learning how to tackle complex integration and differentiation problems both methodically and numerically, as well as being introduced to logarithms, and using these to model exponential growth. Within Statistics students will explore the interpretation and analysis of data, confidence intervals and investigating the relationship between two sets of data and testing hypotheses to various levels of significance. Mechanics will further develop their understanding and introduce them to the fundamental ideas of modelling particles and how they act under gravity, as a projectile, when connected to other particles, and when they collide with one another.


Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics: Grade 7 or above is required

Students who have achieved Grade 6 in Mathematics at GCSE will be considered individually on completion of an algebraic bridging test.

Future opportunities

A‐Level Mathematics remains an extremely well‐valued course, recognised by every Higher and Further Education provider, and well‐respected regardless of course being applied for. Related careers include a number of opportunities in the financial sector, actuary, accountancy, teaching and related fields, but again many employers will recognise a mathematics qualification regardless of position or career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caroline Chisholm School directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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