Mathematics A Level at Campsmount Academy
The common route in Year 12 will be Pure Core 1, Pure Core 2 and Statistics 1; these three modules will then qualify for an AS Level.
Core Maths will build on the basics of trigonometry and algebra learnt at GCSE and introduces further, more demanding topics, such as calculus and co-ordinate geometry. For example, you will learn quick ways of summing a series of numbers that are in a pattern.
Statistics builds on the data handling, data analysis and probability skills learnt at GCSE and introduces new more demanding topics such as permutations, combinations and expectation. You will learn, for example, how to work out your chances of winning the lottery!
Core Maths will extend the topics covered at AS and introduce new topics such as numerical methods for solving equations and properties of functions.
Decision Mathematics is the application of mathematical modelling to solve real world problems, often arising from commercial and managerial concerns. It involves the study of algorithms, graphs and networks. For example, you will learn how to work out the least amount of cable that a TV company will need to connect a group of villages.
Your career opportunities after following an AS Level Maths course are extensive. Maths is seen as one of the three basic subjects which everyone ‘needs’. An AS or A2 in Maths will demonstrate to employers that you have skills in numeracy, data handling, problem solving and logical thinking. Engineering, commerce, management, sciences and computer work all use elements of maths which you will meet in the A level course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Campsmount Academy directly.