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Mathematics A Level at The John Bentley School

Course description

AS Level

  1. Core 1

This is the only non calculator Module in the whole course. It covers the basics of algebra, building on the work done in GCSE Maths, including linear and non linear simultaneous equations, and work on sequences. It also has an introduction to calculus.

  1. Core 2

This builds on the C1 work, including more sequences and algebra, and introduces more trigonometry, again moving forward from GCSE work, as well as introducing radians. There is further Calculus, including applications of it to business and manufacturing with optimisation problems.

  1. Statistics 1

S1 is the first applied module, and deals firstly with the analysis of collected data. Work done in GCSE Maths and GCSE Statistics will be developed further, with more work especially on correlation and regression. We also look at probability modelling, and the Normal Distribution, which has many applications, especially in the sciences and social sciences.

A2 Level

  1. Core 3

C3 continues to develop algebra and calculus skills from the C1 and C2 module, but also has a particular of focus on trigonometry, in particular the rules and identities that allow greater manipulation of trigonometric equations.

  1. Core 4

There are still a range of pure maths topics in C4, including an introduction to vectors at this level, and more trigonometry. The main focus is calculus, with a wide range of integration techniques being learnt.

  1. Mechanics 1

The second applied module looks at the physical world, with work on speed and acceleration, as well as looking at how friction affects objects on slopes, whether they are moving or static. Momentum and moments (see saws) are also covered.

Entry requirements

A high B grade (B.5 or better) at GCSE Maths.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The John Bentley School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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