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Mathematics Core Statistics Decision A Level at Corfe Hills School

Course description

Mathematics students study the following modules in Year 13:
Core Mathematics 3
Core Mathematics 4
Decision 1

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 Decision 1 you will learn how many different jobs in the real world use maths to solve optimisation problems such as laying TV cables using the minimum length of cable and planning routes for delivery using the shortest distance. You will learn how to use linear programming methods to maximise profit and to work out the required amounts of ingredients to do so.

Course content

You will have nine lessons per cycle, six with your Core maths teacher and three with your Decision 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 is 100% exam.

Maths students
June exams: Core Mathematics 3 and Decision 1

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