Mathematics A Level at Nightingale Academy
A-level Maths will provide you with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-level Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.
A-level Maths is made up of the following courses – Core Maths, and applied Maths. In your first year, you will study two core units C1 and C2; this will provide you with techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of the subject.
C1 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration. C2 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; integration. In addition you will also study the applied units such as Statistics and Mechanics.
S- Probability, data handling, testing hypotheses M- Forces, energy, motion.
In year two you will continue to study another two core units C3 and C4 along with the applied units S2 and M2 .
C3 Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponentials and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods. C4 Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors.
General entry requirements plus a grade 7 in Mathematics at GCSE
Throughout the A-level Mathematics programme, students are encouraged to think logically and analytically. These fundamental maths skills are useful across all kinds of disciplines and careers. A-level Mathematics is a good choice for students considering higher education in any science or maths-based course, ranging from Biochemical Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Medical Science and Psychology to Philosophy, Economics, Accountancy, Management and Actuarial Science. Career opportunities for students who study A-level Mathematics include: industry, accountancy, finance, economics, healthcare, medicine, veterinary science and engineering. All exams are available in the June series and will be taken at end of year two.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Nightingale Academy directly.