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Mathematics at All Saints School

Course description

One of the most exciting topics at ‘A’ level is Differential and Integral Calculus and this means that rates of change of variables (e.g. population, velocity, investment etc) can be explored. This branch of Mathematics was developed independently by Newton and Leibnitz in the 17th Century and has wide ranging applications.

All ‘A’ level students study two Core modules in Year 12. These Core modules are combined with either a Mechanics or Statistics module leading to an AS award in Year 12. In Year 13, two more Core modules are studied, along with a second Statistics or Mechanics module. We offer an Applied option where students can study a Statistics module in Year 12 and then a Mechanics module in Year 13.

* Core modules include trigonometry, indices and surds, quadratics, sequences and series, co-ordinate geometry and graphs, circular measure and functions.
* Mechanics modules cover displacement, velocity, acceleration, momentum, energy, force and vectors. Many topics are similar to parts of the Physics syllabus so its combination with Physics is advantageous.
* Statistics modules deal with the analysis and processing of data and probability. These techniques are applied to the testing of hypotheses. It is useful when combined with Biology, Geography or Psychology and is an asset for Accountancy and Business Studies.

The 6 units (4 Core and 2 Statistics/Mechanics) lead to an A2 level award. When opting for Maths ‘A’ level please state one of the following four options on the application form:

* Maths: Statistics
* Maths: Mechanics
* Maths: Applied
* Maths: Further

Entry requirements

GCSE Average Grade Score of 40 or more

For further details on entry requirements and to calculate your GCSE Score, please click here

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact All Saints School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

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