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Mathematics at City of Norwich School

Course description

AS Course details:(Yr. 12 Modules)

Unit 1

Core 1 builds on and develops the techniques studied at GCSE to provide you with the fluency required in later modules. Topics include proof, modelling, algebra, number coordinate geometry and work on polynomials.
Unit 2

Core 2 is an introduction to a number of topics which are fundamental to advanced mathematics. This includes logarithms, sequences, advanced trigonometry and calculus.
Unit 3

Statistics 1 is an application module that involves developing data handling and sampling techniques. We also study simple probability models and looks at the ideas behind hypothesis testing.

A2 Course details:

(Yr. 13 Modules)

Unit 4

Core 3 develops methods for advanced mathematics. This module concentrates mainly on calculus techniques but you also develop knowledge of logarithms and functions. The topic of numerical methods is assessed through a piece of coursework during this module.
Unit 5

Core 4 develops all the skills of pure mathematics. It includes work on the binomial expansion, trigonometry, parametric equations, vectors and calculus. There is a comprehension paper associated with this module.
Unit 6

Mechanics 1 is an application module that models situations involving kinematics, statics and dynamics and helps you to appreciate the limitations of their models. Newton’s laws of motion and the motion of a projectile form the focus for the module.

Entry requirements

A minimum requirement of 3 x A*-B and 3 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 4 A’ levels. A minimum requirement of 5 x A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Mathematics to study 3 A’ levels with directed time. A minimum requirement of a B grade in English Language or Mathematics GCSE for students who wish to study English Literature and Further Mathematics respectively. Other Level 2 qualifications are not accepted as GCSE equivalences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Norwich School directly.

Last updated date: 26 June 2014
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Key information

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