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Mathematics Core Mechanics A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

What does the A2 course involve?

Mathematics students study the following modules in Year 13:

Core Mathematics 3

Core Mathematics 4

Mechanics 2

In Core Mathematics 3 and 4 you will further your knowledge of Differentiation and apply this to rates at which variables change such as depths of water in reservoirs and how quickly hot air balloons rise. You will also learn how to calculate volumes of revolution to model 3-Dimensional objects. You will learn about vectors in 3-D and how they can be used to solve geometric and construction problems.

In Mechanics 2 the analysis of real life situations is progressed further by modelling a projectile’s speed and trajectory and looking at objects moving in circular motion. You will learn to understand the work, energy and power of a system. You will learn about the forces applied to rigid objects involving moments, sliding and toppling on inclined planes.

Course content

You will have 9 lessons per cycle, 6 with your Core maths teacher and 3 with your Mechanics maths teacher. You will be encouraged to work with your teachers and other students, as asking questions will be essential to your understanding. On successful completion of this year you will have the knowledge and skills to tackle complex multistep problems. 

Assessment

Assessment is 100% exam.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corfe Hills School directly.

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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