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Mathematics at Tring School

Course description

Awarding Body: Edexcel

Every student studies Core Mathematics, and Mechanics and Statistics.

Core Mathematics: This component makes up the majority of an A-Level in Mathematics. It covers the study of algebra, number and trigonometry and makes up two-thirds of the work each year.

Mechanics: In this course mathematics is used to describe and explain real-world situations. It includes the action of forces on physical structures and moving bodies. Very useful for future Physicists, Engineers, Architects and others, it complements some of the topics covered in A-Level Physics.

Statistics: This is concerned with data handling and is applicable to a wider range of subjects. The presentation, collection and interpretation of data are studied, together with further applications of the ideas of probability to predict and explain results. 

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths and 60%+ on the entrance test

Assessment

There is no coursework - all assessment is by written examination at the end of the two year course.

Financial information

All students following Mathematics courses will be required to have a graphical calculator (cost approximately £90.00 - can be ordered through school).

Future opportunities

A level Mathematics is of benefit to those intending to embark on a scientific or engineering career and provides support to those students wishing to study business, accounting, architecture or humanities. Maths has wide applications in industry, business, finance, science and technology. Maths qualifications can help you towards a future career in these areas. It is also a useful support for many University courses, which increasingly can involve statistics modules.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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