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Mathematics - A Level at Turton High School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Mathematics A-level will develop your skills in problem solving, logic and analysing situations, as well as provide you with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. These are highly valued in almost every profession which is why a good grade in Mathematics can boost an application for pretty much every course or job. It is also why people with Mathematics A-Level tend to earn more on average than people without it. In addition, there is the excitement of new discoveries you will make. You will see more of the beauty of Mathematics and realise just how much everything in the universe is connected to it.

Course content

Pure Mathematics

Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Numerical methods, Vectors

 

Statistics

Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing

 

Mechanics

Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments

Entry requirements

A grade 7 or higher at GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

Three 2 hour papers at the end of two years:

Paper 1- Pure mathematics

Paper 2- Pure mathematics

Paper 3- Mechanics and Statistics

Financial information

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 07 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

Contact details

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    • Turton Sixth Form is located on Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross.  The college is across the road from Bromley Cross train station, and is on a direct line 8 minutes from Bolton.  Buses from Bradshaw, Sharples, Smithills, Edgworth, Belmont and Astley Bridge regularly run past the school.