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Mathematics A Level at Tollbar Academy

Course description

W
h
at will I study
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Mathematics at
AS and
Advanced GCE is a course worth studying, not only as a
supporting subject for the physical and social sciences, but in its own right. It is
challenging but interesting. It builds on work you will have met at GCSE, but also
involves new ideas produced by some of the greatest minds of the last millennium.
While studying mathematics you will be expected to: • use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems; • solve problems by using mathematical arguments and logic. You will also have to
understand and demonstrate what is meant by proof in mathematics;
• simplify real-life situations so that you can use mathematics to show what is
happening and what might happen in different circumstances;
• use the mathematics that you learn to solve problems that are given to you in a
real-life context;
• use calculator technology and other resources (such as formulae booklets or
statistical tables) effectively and appropriately; understand calculator limitations
and when it is inappropriate to use such technology.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for students who have achieved at least a grade
A
/A* at Higher
tier in GCSE Mathematics.
We also offer a two year course in
AS further mathematics (4 lessons in Y12 and 3
lessons in Y13) over two years. This
AS Level is made up of 3 units, one of which is
FP1 which follows on from the core units. The entry requirement for anyone wanting
to persue Further Mathematics is an
A* at GCSE, and is only for students who have a
passion for Mathematics and intend to follow a future course or career that requires a
deeper understanding of the subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tollbar Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 November 2014

Key information

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

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