Mathematics A-Level at Sir Herbert Leon Academy
We follow the AQA Advanced level course. Students will take six modules, four of which are Pure Mathematics, one is Statistics, and one is Mechanics. Statistics is studied in Year 12 and Mechanics in Year 13.
Pure Mathematics - Pure Mathematics involves things like Trigonometry, Number Series, Calculus and Co-ordinate Geometry. It’s about concepts, ideas and problem solving. How do you solve unsolvable equations quickly? What are vectors really all about? We do two Pure Mathematics modules in Year 12 and two in Year 13.
Pure Mechanics - If you throw a big text book and a little text book out of the window at the same time, which will hit the ground first? How do bridge engineers know that a structure is safe? How do accident investigators find out what happened at an accident? Mechanics contains such things as Rigid Bodies, Modelling, Forces in Equilibrium and Motion under Forces. It looks at what happens when things move, why other things don’t move, and what the forces are that do all these things.
Statistics - When you fill in an online survey, what happens to the information? How do supermarkets use loyalty card data? What do doctors use to judge the effectiveness of a particular treatment? Statistics looks at how information is processed, and how probability can be used to make judgments. It contains such things as the Normal Distribution, Confidence Intervals, Conditional Probability, and the Central Limit Theorem. Mathematics is interesting and varied, presenting a do-able challenge. It combines very well with other subjects, and is an excellent stand-alone subject. It is in very high demand with employers and Higher Education institutions. Many careers require Maths, including Business Studies, Medicine and Engineering, Maths A-Level is always respected.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Herbert Leon Academy directly.