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Mathematics A Level at Manshead CE Academy

Course description

The key aim of the course is to encourage students to develop a deeper understanding of Mathematics, to promote confidence and foster enjoyment of the subject for its own intrinsic value. It will develop students’ ability to reason logically, to generalise and to develop mathematical models.

Course content

Year 12: Begins by developing familiar topics from GCSE, such as equations of lines, quadratics, trigonometry and circles then extending these ideas to include calculus. Statistics begins with representation and summary of data, and then continues with introductions to probability distributions, correlation and regression, and hypothesis testing. Mechanics studies forces, and particles under constant and variable acceleration.

Year 13: Extends ideas on trigonometry, calculus, vectors, sequences, properties of functions and functions defined using a single parameter. Statistics extends ideas of probability, including the normal distribution. Mechanics looks at moments, resolving forces, and extends ideas of statics and dynamics.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or higher in Maths
(plus passing a test on minimum algebra skills required on enrolment)

Future opportunities

If you are considering University courses ‘A’ level Mathematics is essential for some degree options such as Physics, Computing and Engineering. Possible employment from the study of Math includes; Accountant, Engineering, Surveyor, Risk Analyst, Economist and Teaching.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Manshead CE Academy directly.

Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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Key information

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

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