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Mathematics A level at Hartismere School

Course description

What is in the course?
By studying modules in pure and applied mathematics you will develop a range of skills including mathematical modelling, logical reasoning and problem solving.


Course content

AS One Year Course
Core 1 
is the first pure mathematics module and builds on some of the content in GCSE Mathematics. Topics studies include: algebra, geometry, exponentials and logarithms, sequences and series, trigonometry and differentiation.
Core 2 includes algebra, functions, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and series, differentiation and integration. The applied mathematics module Decision 1 introduces modelling of transportation and production problems using algorithms and networks.

A Level Two Year Course
Core 3 
algebraic fractions, functions, exponentials and logarithms, numerical methods, further trigonometry and calculus.
Core 4 Partial fractions, co-ordinate geometry, binomial expansion, vectors and more advanced techniques in calculus.

An applied module in either mechanics or statistics, Mechanics 1 includes mathematical models in mechanics, vectors, kinematics, statics and moments. Statistics 1 includes topics on probability and statistical techniques including correlation, regression, discrete random variables and the normal distribution.

Entry requirements

Grade A or above (higher level GCSE Mathematics course).


Assessment is through exam only. 

Future opportunities

This is a well regarded subject in many careers, as well as providing the foundation for further mathematical studies in accountancy, industry, commerce, science, engineering, teaching and others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hartismere School directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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