Mathematics A Level at Alsager School
Four modules of “Core” Mathematics will be studied and two Applied. The first Core module builds upon facts learnt at GCSE and gives a good introduction to A Level Mathematics. The other core modules include topics such as Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus.
If you enjoy problem solving and are keen to further your experience of Pure Mathematics, you will enjoy this part of the course. The Applied topics give you the chance to use your mathematical skills in real-life situations. In Mechanics you will model the motion of objects and investigate forces. Statistics give you the chance to analyse and interpret data and Probability Theory is covered.
In both AS and A2 courses there is no coursework involved. The examination board is Edexcel.
You will have achieved an A or A* in your Mathematics GCSE. If you completed the Higher Tier of Mathematics GCSE in full and have achieved a Grade B in your GCSE, you will need a recommendation of your Mathematics teacher and you will be required to successfully complete the trial period in the first half term of Year 12.
Many areas of employment see Mathematics A Level to be an important qualification. Higher Education courses and careers which require or strongly recommend A Level Mathematics include: Accountancy, Architecture, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, ICT, Medicine, Psychology and Teaching. Mechanics has links with Sports Science as well as Physics/Engineering. Statistics fits Business/Commerce, Insurance/Actuarial work.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alsager School directly.