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Mathematics A Level at Northampton Academy

Course description

Mathematics is an important and interesting subject on its own. It is also extremely useful with other A Levels such as Sciences Geography and Business Studies. University courses in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Robotics, Computer Science, Biology, and Chemistry along with much more. In the local area, there are many opportunities in the automotive or aeronautical engineering sector – opportunities include anything from working with a Formula 1 team in one of the many technology centres near Silverstone, to designing aircraft at Sywell aerodrome.

Course content

For the award of an AS Mathematics qualification a student must complete 2 units at the end of Year 13: Pure Mathematics 1 (66.6% of the mark) – Includes proof, algebra, coordinate geometry, sequences, trigonometry, logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors.

Statistics and Mechanics (33.3% of the mark) – Statistics includes statistical sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing. Mechanics involves kinematics, forces and studying Newton’s laws.

For the A Level qualification students take 3 units:
Pure Mathematics 1 (33.3% of the mark) – AS content assessed at A Level standard. Pure Mathematics 2 (33.3% of the mark) – Remaining Pure content which builds on and incorporates AS content.
Statistics and Mechanics (33.3% of the mark) – As above, but also including ‘Moments’.

Entry requirements

A Level Mathematics: A grade 7 at GCSE Maths, plus at least 4 other A*- C GCSE`s including English Language (grade 4 or higher).

Assessment

Examination board: Edexcel. The A Level unit each have an examination at the end of year 13. AS can be taken at the end of year 12 or 13.

Future opportunities

University courses in Physics, Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Robotics, Computer Science, Biology, and Chemistry along with many more. In the local area, there are many opportunities in the automotive or aeronautical engineering sector – opportunities include anything from working with a Formula 1 team in one of the many technology centres near Silverstone, to designing aircraft at Sywell airodrome.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2017
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