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Mathematics A Level at The Kingsway Academy

Course description

Mathematics will suit students who have a logical mind and can apply their knowledge to solving problems, often in an abstract way. Mathematics requires application of knowledge and skills to solving problems. Those with an inquisitive mind and an interest in solving puzzles and problems are thus well suited to this course. Where does it lead? The skills developed through A Level Mathematics are valuable skills in many walks of life, and it is for these reasons that the subject is so highly regarded by all employers. Some employers, for example in financial services, stipulate A Level mathematics as a requirement for certain jobs. How can I investigate further? If you want more information browse www.futuremorph.org and www.mathscareers.org.uk Skills Developed: Logical thinking, problem solving, clear and concise written (mathematical) communication, ability to understand difficult concepts and apply them to a problem, attention to detail and time management.

Course content

Topics covered during course: Pure Maths (C1, C2, C3 and C4) Exponentials and Vectors Applied Maths (S1 and M1) Pure Maths: algebra; series; further differentiation and integration; coordinate geometry; vectors. Mechanics: vectors; kinematics; dynamics; statics and moments; Newton’s laws of motion; projectiles; work, energy, momentum. Statistics: Probability; Standard Deviation and Averages; Binomial/Normal Distribution; Bivariate data; Random Variables; Histograms and Cumulative Frequency

Entry requirements

5 GCSE A-C including English and Maths. GCSE Maths grade B or above.

Assessment

AS Advanced Level 3 (Year 12) C1 (6663) Written exam 1½ hours, C2 (6664) Written exam 1½ hours, M1 (6683) Written exam 1½ hours . A2 Advanced Level 3 (Year 13) C3 (6663) Written exam 1½ hours, C4 (6664) Written exam 1½ hours, S1 (2514) Written exam 1½ hours

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Future opportunities

Higher Education pathways: Degrees in: Mathematics, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering, Computer Programming, Accountancy, Business, Operational Research, Actuarial Science, Law, and Architecture. Linked Careers: Finance and Banking, Computer game designer, Architect, Manager, Lawyer, Doctor, Pilot, Engineer, Management Consultant and many more!

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2015
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