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Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College

Course description

The AS units start by covering the basic processes involved in mathematics using algebra, trigonometry, coordinate geometry and an introduction to differentiation and integration. They then extend the algebra work to include indices and logarithms, sequences and series. Further work is included on functions, differentiation, integration and numerical method.

At Newman Sixth we run the unit Decision Maths 1, which constitutes of the study of graph theory and decision making, involving matchings, linear programming and algorithms of decision making theory.

The A2 units further develop the knowledge and understanding that is taken and built upon from AS, including vectors, binomials, exponential functions, differentiation and thorough integration.

At Newman Sixth we run the unit Statistics 1, which constitutes of the uses and applications of statistical theory and modelling. This involves Pearson’s Moment Correlation Coefficient, Standard Deviation, and various other methods of data manipulation.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s grades A – C, including Grade B GCSE at the higher level for Maths.

Assessment

AS:

 3 x 90 minute exams

A2:

3 x 90 minute exams

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cardinal Newman Catholic School A Specialist Science College directly.

Last updated date: 07 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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