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Mathematics (AQA) at The Duke of York's Royal Military School

Course description

Mathematics is a creative discipline. The language of Mathematics is international. The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised.

Course content

AS - The course begins with a focus on improving the algebra skills of all students before using and applying these skills in the areas of coordinate geometry and basic calculus. In Pure Core 2 students extend the ideas learnt in the Pure Core 1 and discover some of the mathematics behind sequences and series, trigonometry, exponential and logarithmic functions. The third module, Mechanics 1, is split up into the topics kinematics in one and two dimensions, statics and forces, momentum, Newton’s laws of motion, connected particles and projectiles. A2 - Pure Core 3 continues to extend the topics learnt in Pure Core 2, with a particular emphasis on calculus, including volumes of revolution and numerical methods of integration and iteration. Pure Core 4, again, is an extension of the other core modules with vector geometry. The final module is known as Decision 1. The topics are simple ideas of algorithms, graphs and networks, spanning tree problems, matchings, shortest paths in networks, route inspection problem, travelling salesperson problem, linear programming and mathematical modelling.

Entry requirements

Students who are predicted either an A or A* at GCSE Mathematics. Students who are predicted high B grades may be considered.

Future opportunities

An A Level in Mathematics is highly regarded by all employers and universities, precisely because of the demands it makes and the skills it develops. Degrees in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Accounting and Actuarial Science will require a good grade in A Level Mathematics.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 18 January 2017
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  • Start date: Next September


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    • The Duke of York's Royal Military School is based on a beautiful 150-acre site on the outskirts of Dover, Kent.

      With the white cliffs of Dover on our doorstep and on a clear day France can be seen, we offer a state boarding facility with a military ethos.  The school has it's own colours, which were presented by our patron HRH The Duke of Kent.

      With 500 students on roll we can offer a co-educational education to students from YR7 to YR13. We have a dedicated Sixth Form Centre, Centenary House which is the stepping stone from home/school to either University or into the workplace. The school has a set of values:courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

      These values are important in every day life as well as life in the classroom.

      As a state boarding school KCC will cover the costs of education and parents are asked to pay for the cost of boarding.

      We welcome applications from military and non-military families with our current on roll students split 50/50 from military and non-military families.

      Our Whole School Open Morning is on Saturday 10th March 09:00 to 12:30.

      To reserve a place please complete the online form via our website: