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Mathematics A2 level at North Liverpool Academy

Course description

Mathematics is not only a beautiful and exciting subject in its own right but also one that underpins many other branches of learning. It is consequently fundamental to the success of a modern economy.

The course scheme is based on units which cover a variety of mathematical content from pure to applied mathematics.

Course content

AS level

Basic algebra: coordinate geometry, polynomials, uncertainty, indices, languages of mathematics.

Sequences and series: differentiation, integration, trigonometry, logarithms and exponentials, further differentiation and integration.

Exploring data: data presentation and related measures of centre and spread, probability, discrete random variables, further probability, the binomial distribution, hypothesis testing
 

A2 level

Proof: natural logarithms and exponentials, functions, techniques for differentiation, techniques for integration, numerical solution of equations

Algebra: trigonometry, parametric equations, further techniques for integration, vectors, differential equations.

Algorithms: graphs, networks, critical path analysis, linear programming, simulation

Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient (pmcc): Spearman’s Rank correlation coefficient, Regression line for a random variable on a non-random variable, Poisson distribution, Normal distribution

Entry requirements

  • Three exams in June of year 12 which are statistics 1, core 1 and 2.
  • Three exams in June of year 13 which are statistics 2, core 3 (20% coursework element) and core 4

Assessment

Grade A in GCSE Maths and a passion for mathematics.

 

Future opportunities

There are a large variety of degree courses that can be studied once mathematics has been taken at A2 level. Having obtained a mathematical degree the opportunities are endless, due to the skills obtained throughout the course such as the logical ability to solve difficult problems and the intense rigour required to be successful.

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Liverpool Academy directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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