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Maths A-Level at President Kennedy School

Course description

Mathematics is an academic subject that is greatly respected by employers. Through a combination of Pure units and Applied units, you will gain a deeper understanding of the mathematics all around you as well as develop analytical, problem solving skills that are transferable to almost any career choice. In the Pure units, you will continue a study of Algebra, Trigonometry, Indices and Vectors as well as covering Logarithms and Calculus which take you into the higher world of Mathematics. The applied units cover Forces, Motion and Kinematics (Mechanics) and Probability Analysis (Statistics). There are six units to study in total, each equally weighted.

Course content

The Pure Units deal with Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Sequences and Series, Logarithms, Trigonometry, Functions, Vectors, Binomial Expansions and Partial Fractions, and, most importantly, Calculus (Differentiation and Integration).

The Mechanics Unit deals with Forces and Kinematics (including use of SUVAT), Friction, Connected Particles, Momentum and Projectile Motion in 2D.

The Statistics Unit deals with Standard Probability (including Conditional probability), Binomial Distributions for discrete data, Normal distributions for continuous data (including Confidence Intervals) and Linear Regression.

Entry requirements

Standard Minimum Level 3 Entry Requirement of 5 GCSEs A*- C inc. Maths and English.

Minimum of Grade B in Maths at GCSE.

Knowledge of Additional Maths is an advantage but not a requirement.

Assessment

• A-level maths is assessed by a total of 6 modules – 4 Pure units and 2 Applied ones. Each of the units is assessed by a 90 minute exam worth 75 marks each (scaled to 100 UMS points each).

• The overall grade will be based on an aggregated mark from each of the 6 papers – they are all equally-weighted.

Future opportunities

A-level Maths leads to many future career opportunities. These include Banking, Finance, Insurance, Engineering, Science, Medicine, Computer Programming and Graphics, Architecture, Surveying, Teaching and many more. Opportunities for further research are also available.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact President Kennedy School directly.

Last updated date: 09 October 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: 10034055/10034080

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