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Mathematics A Level at Raine's Foundation School

Course description

Numbers pervade life. Mathematics is the essence of everything around us. Without Mathematics, life as we now know, would not exist.

An A-level in Mathematics improves your chances of entry to any course at University as it shows that you are capable of looking at a problem, analysing it and finding the most appropriate solution. It is also one of the toughest, most demanding A-level courses, and hence very highly regarded by admissions tutors at university, particularly those within the Russell Group. It is essential for mathematical courses at university such as Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

What will I study?

AS Units

Unit 1: Core Mathematics 1

  • Taking GCSE algebra and extending it, with an emphasis on quadratic equations. Also, some coordinate geometry and an introduction to calculus

Unit 2: Core Mathematics 2

  • Further Calculus, more work on coordinate geometry and an introduction to trigonometry and radian measure

Unit 3: Statistics 1

  • Study of how to use statistics to analyse data, developing GCSE work on averages and spread. Study of probability and an introduction to the Normal Distribution.

A2 Units

Unit 4: Core Mathematics 3

  • Focus on Trigonometry and Differentiation

Unit 5: Core Mathematics 4

  • Focus on vectors to describe 3 dimensional space and Integration

Unit 6:

  • The application of Mathematics to the physical world, including the study of motion, Forces and vectors.

Entry requirements

Minimum of 5 GCSE’s grade A* - C.

GCSE grades at A*, A or B in Mathematics at the Higher level paper. However A–A* is advised, B grade students will need to do a lot of work to get their algebra up to standard and will only be admitted on the course if this is done.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Raine's Foundation School directly.

Last updated date: 25 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years