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A Level Mathematics at Watford Grammar School for Boys

Course description

This course builds directly on the foundation of the GCSE Higher Level syllabus. In particular it presupposes skill in basic algebraic manipulation and the ability to work logically through multistage problems.

AS Mathematics (code 3890) is completed in the Lower Sixth by studying the following modules:

Core Mathematics 1 (C1) - indices and surds, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphs, differentiation

Core Mathematics 2 (C2) - trigonometry, sequences and series, algebra, integration

Probability and Statistics 1 (S1) - probability, discrete random variables, bivariate data. In the Upper Sixth, three further modules are studied to complete

A2 Mathematics (code 7890):

Core Mathematics 3 (C3) - algebra and functions, trigonometry, differentiation and integration, numerical methods

Core Mathematics 4 (C4) - algebra and graphs, differentiation and integration, first order differential equations, vectors

Mechanics 1 (M1) - force as a vector, equilibrium of a particle, kinematics of motion in a straight line, Newton’s laws of motion. Note: Students wishing to study Further Mathematics do not need to choose Mathematics as well.

Entry requirements

Students wishing to enter the Sixth Form must achieve a minimum of six GCSEs at grade B. In addition, students must achieve an A grade at GCSE Mathematics or its equivalent. If the course is oversubscribed the department may administer a short entry test. The requirement for entry to the A2 course is satisfactory progress in the AS level Mathematics course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Watford Grammar School for Boys directly.

Last updated date: 11 August 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years