A2 Mathematics at Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College
Mathematics AS and A2 courses area very demanding but, for the right students, really enjoyable and rewarding. In core mathematics you will develop a lot of familiar ideas from GCSE and take them to the next level, adding some new ideas such as calculus along the way. At AS level you will also apply your mathematics to the field of statistics which extends data handling concepts you studies at GCSE.
A Level maths could be key to a career in: aeronautics, banking, architecture, engineering, physics, pharmacy, astronomy, accountancy and many others.
Students attend all session, both timetabled and occasional additional sessions, and are expected to meet all deadlines. If students are experiencing problems with the work then additional support is available through JA and after school sessions on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday in the maths department.
Homework will be formally marked weekly by the teacher of the module. Students can therefore expect to receive two substantial homeworks per week.
Core 1 - Quadratics, algebra & functions, equations and inequalities, sketching curves, co-ordinate geometry, sequence and series, differentiation, integration
Core 2 – Algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and series, trigonometry, transformations of sin, cos and tan graphs, exponentials and logarithms, differentiations, integrations
Statistics 1 – Mathematical modelling, representing sample data, methods for summarising sample data (location and dispersion), probability, correlation, regression, discrete random variables, the normal distribution.
Core 3 – Algebra and functions, trigonometry, using trigonometric identities, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, numerical methods
Core 4 – Algebra and functions, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and series, differentiation integration, vectors Mechanics 1 – Vectors, Kinematics, Forces, Momentum, Newton’s Laws of Motion 1, Newton’s Laws of Motion 2, projectiles
GCSE maths grade A*, A or B
Six assessed units by examination at the end of the course.
Please see Mr Hume
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