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A Level Mathematics at Chelmer Valley High School

Course description

The A level course is split into six modules.

In Year 12 you will study Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1. Core Mathematics is also known as Pure Mathematics and provides the building blocks and tools that are needed to apply mathematics to real world situations and problems. You study topics that you will have met at GCSE (but in greater depth), such as algebra, geometry, sequences and trigonometry as well as new topics like differentiation and integration (known as calculus) and logarithms. In Statistics 1 you continue work started at GCSE on presenting and summarising data, correlation and probability, as well as studying new topics in regression analysis and the normal distribution. At the end of Year 12 your results in these three modules are combined to make your AS grade.

In Year 13 you will study Core 3, Core 4 and either Mechanics 1 or Decision 1. In the Core units you continue to study calculus and trigonometry, as well as learning about a variety of other topics which include the exponential function, parametric equations, rates of change and vectors. Mechanics 1 is an option that complements Physics A Level, and you study the topics of kinematics, forces, friction, momentum and moments. It is a particularly good option for anyone wishing to become an engineer or a scientist. Decision 1 covers the topics of algorithms, critical path analysis, linear programming and matching. It is a particularly good option for anyone wishing to become a computer programmer or become involved in logistics. At the end of Year 13 your results in all six modules make up your final A level grade.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chelmer Valley High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2015
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Key information

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


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    • From Chelmsford:

      • From Chelmsford Town Centre, take Broomfield Road, following signs to Broomfield Hospital.
      • You will join Main Road (B1008).
      • Turn Left, into Court Road.
      • Follow Court Road, carrying straight on just before the bend.
      • You have arrived and should see the school's sign.


      From Braintree:

      • Take the A131 following signs to Broomfield Hospital.
      • At roundabout with A130, take the B1008 past The Walthams.
      • Follow B1008.
      • Turn right into Hospital Approach, at the roundabout near the Hospital.
      • Take first left into Court Road, and follow until you see the Chelmer Valley sign.


      Bus Services available:

      • From Chelmsford 42, 352 & 33
      • From Braintree 70 & 352
      • From Dunmow 33
      • Please note the no. 352 has a limited service.