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Mathematics (MEI) - AS at Wallington County Grammar School

Course description

AS Mathematics builds on the techniques learnt at GCSE, particularly algebraic skills, and branches into new areas such as calculus. The modules that go together to make up an A Level in Mathematics are classified as either ‘Pure’ or ‘Applied’. The Pure modules Core (C) 1-4 will extend your knowledge of familiar topics such as algebra and trigonometry as well as introducing you to new, more abstract, areas of the subject. The Applied modules include Mechanics (M), Statistics (S) and Decision Mathematics (D). In Mechanics, you will explore applications of mathematics to the concepts of force, motion and change. This is particularly useful for those who intend to study Physics or Engineering. Statistics is concerned with making sense of data and you will learn a number of techniques that have practical applications in a wide range of disciplines including Biology and Geography. Decision Mathematics is a relatively new area of Mathematics that has grown in significance since the advent of the computer. In this module a number of well-known ‘algorithms’ are studied. This module would be of particular interest to anyone considering a career in computer science. A Level Mathematics is considerably more challenging than GCSE Mathematics; however, most students find that while the subject gets more difficult, it also becomes much more interesting.

Entry requirements

At least a grade A in GCSE Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Career options include accountancy, engineering, financial advising or teaching.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wallington County Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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