# Mathematics A-Level at Dallam School

## Course description

Aim of the course

A Level Mathematics provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace.

The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A Level Mathematics make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.

## Course content

The AS Mathematics course consists of 3 modules:

Core 1: Basic algebra, polynomials, coordinate geometry, differentiation, integration

Core 2: Transformation of functions, sequences and series, trigonometry, indices and logarithms, further differentiation, further integration

Decision 1: Algorithms, Graphs and Networks, Minimum connector problems. Finding the shortest path, Matching Routine inspection, The travelling salesperson problem, Linear programming

The A2 Mathematics course consists of a further 3 modules:

Mechanics 1: Kinematics in one dimension, Kimenatics in two dimensions, Forces, Momentum, Newton’s laws of motion 1, Newton’s law of motion 2, Projectiles

Core 3: Functions, the modulus function, Transforming graphs, Trigonometry, Natural logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Solids of revolution, Numerical methods, proofs

Core 4: Rational expressions 1 and 2, Parametric equations, Binomial theorem, trigonometric formulae, Differential equations, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors

## Entry requirements

You should have achieved At least a Grade B in GCSE Mathematics or similar ability for international students.

## Assessment

Successful candidates will be awarded an AS grade A-E and this counts as 50% of a full A level. Students may then choose to go on to follow the A2 course, which leads to a full A level Mathematics award, whereby all modules have equal weighting.

## Future opportunities

Students will be likely to include mathematics as a major or minor component of university studies - either in its own right or within courses such as physics, engineering or technology. Component Mathematicians have well developed numerical skills, are good at logical thinking and have an ability to analyse difficult problems. These qualities are highly sought after and would put candidates at an advantage over similar candidates without this qualification.

## How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016 ## Key information

• Start date: Next September
• Duration: 2 years