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A Level Mathematics at Hasmonean High School

Course description

Mathematics at AS and A Level is a subject worth studying for its own sake as well as being a sought after qualification in the workplace and in higher education. It is divided into three branches:

Core (Pure) Mathematics
This extends your knowledge of such topics as Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry as well as learning some new ones such as Calculus. The ideas you will meet in Pure Mathematics are interesting in their own right, but they also serve as a vital foundation for other branches of mathematics especially mechanics and statistics.

Mechanics
This involves learning how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them. Many of the ideas form an introduction to modern fields of study such as robotics and biomechanics, as well as the more traditional ideas of engineering and physics.

Statistics
You will learn how to analyse and summarise numerical data in order to arrive at conclusions and predictions about it.

You will extend the range of probability problems that you started for GCSE by using the new mathematical methods studied in Pure Mathematics.

Entry requirements

Grade A in GCSE Mathematics.
An interest in Mathematics and analytical thinking is needed.

Assessment

In order to obtain an AS in Mathematics you will need to take three modules, two of which are ‘core modules’ consisting of Pure Mathematics. You will also take one Applied Mathematics module, which may be Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1.

To convert your AS to an A Level in Mathematics you will need to study a further three modules, consisting of two more Pure Mathematics ‘Core modules’ and a second Applied Mathematics module.

Each module exam lasts 90 minutes. Each module carries equal weighting.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 30 April 2015

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