# Mathematics AS/A level at Rosedale College

## Course description

This course is for students who have a passion for Mathematics or if you want to go on to study the subject at university. A Level Mathematics will open more doors than many other subjects. This course will stimulate interest and enthusiasm needed for further study whilst at the same time giving students a well-developed sense of the use of mathematical techniques in the real world.

The course will: Give students experience of mathematical activity and develop problem solving skills. Enable students to apply mathematics and recognise its significance in other areas. Develop students' understanding of mathematical reasoning.

## Course content

The course will explore and develop the following topics of interest: AS LEVEL MATHEMATICS Pure Mathematics - Statistics and Mechanics A LEVEL MATHEMATICS -Pure Mathematics 1 -Pure Mathematics 2 -Statistics and Mechanics You will study a mixture of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. In Pure Mathematics the main areas studied are algebra, differential and integral calculus, trigonometry and co-ordinate geometry. In Mechanics, Newton's Laws of Motion and Projectiles are studied together with the laws of friction, conservation of energy and momentum. In Statistics, students learn to analyse data, selecting and using mathematical models to describe a statistical event. You will also be required to interpret and communicate results in a form relevant to the original problem.

## Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades at GCSE including English at grade 5 and Mathematics at grade 6.

## Assessment

AS LEVEL MATHEMATICS Two written examinations A LEVEL MATHEMATICS Three written examinations.

## Future opportunities

An A Level in Mathematics can lead to many Science and Engineering degree courses as well as Computing, Medicine, Business Studies courses and many more. Some courses require Further Mathematics to be studied, but check with the universities you are interested in attending.

## How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Rosedale College directly.