Mathematics & Further Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Hope Academy
The course is 67% Pure and 33% Applied Mathematics. Pure Mathematics teaches how to use a series of basic mathematical techniques that are used in many areas of higher education such as Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Business studies and many of the Social Sciences.
The skills gained are transferable to many areas. Mechanics and Statistics involve ‘applying’ the skills learnt in Pure Mathematics to real problems and modelling real situations to investigate their behaviour.
In particular mechanics models simple cases of motion and statics such as how a ladder leaning against a wall might be prevented from slipping,
The course involves regular homework, considerable hard work and the intellectual satisfaction of solving problems.
Unit C1 :Pure Mathematics: Advanced algebra, graphs and calculus
Unit C2: Pure Mathematics: Algebra, Trigonometry, Further calculus
Unit M1 : Mechanics 1: Applied element
Unit C3: Pure Mathematics: Further Calculus and Algebra, Trigonometry.
Unit C4: Pure Mathematics: Complex Calculus and Vectors
Unit S1: Statistics 1: Applied element
You will need a high level of Mathematical ability as evidenced by your GCSE Mathematics result. You need to be able to handle GCSE algebra confidently and be able to work independently. A minimum of a high Grade B is required at GCSE.
Exam for each unit.
As mentioned above, A Level Mathematics is not just for prospective university mathematicians. Many higher education courses contain material that is treated mathematically and even if A Level Mathematics is not an absolute requirement, it can be a considerable advantage.
It is a highly regarded A Level which has been taken by students going on to Law and to Medicine. For those intending to do Physics, Engineering or Mathematics it is usually necessary. Students gaining degrees in Mathematics are highly employable in many fields after University.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hope Academy directly.