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AS Math at St Thomas More High School for Boys

Course description

- To develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment
- To develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs
- To extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems
- To develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected
- To recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real-world’ problems and standard and other mathematical models and how these can be refined and improved
- To use mathematics as an effective means of communication
- To read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics
- To acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations
- To develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general
- To take increasing responsibility for your own learning and the evaluation of your own mathematical development.

Course content

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.

S1 Mathematical models in probability and statistics; representation and summary of data; probability; correlation and regression; discrete random variables; discrete distributions; the Normal distribution.


There will be either a homework assignment or a chapter test set every week. These are not optional and all students are expected to complete them.

The course will be assessed by an examination in each module in May/June 2016. Each module is of equal weighting.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Thomas More High School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2015

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