# Mathematics A Level at WQE

## Course description

A-level Mathematics builds from GCSE level mathematics and introduces calculus and its applications. It emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how Mathematics can be applied to model situations mathematically using algebra and other representations, to help make sense of data, to understand the physical world and to solve problems in a variety of contexts, including social sciences and business. It prepares students for further study and employment in a wide range of disciplines involving the use of Mathematics.

Over 2 years you will study the following Pure Mathematics topics which make up two-thirds of the final assessment: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors and Numerical methods.

You will also study the mathematical applications Statistics and Mechanics topics which make up one-sixth each of the final assessment

Statistics: Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing, familiarity with a large data set.

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

## Course content

A-level Mathematics builds from GCSE level mathematics and introduces calculus and its applications. It emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how Mathematics can be applied to model situations mathematically using algebra and other representations, to help make sense of data, to understand the physical world and to solve problems in a variety of contexts, including social sciences and business. It prepares students for further study and employment in a wide range of disciplines involving the use of Mathematics.

Over 2 years you will study the following Pure Mathematics topics which make up two-thirds of the final assessment: Proof, Algebra and functions, Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane, Sequences and series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and logarithms, Differentiation, Integration, Vectors and Numerical methods.

You will also study the mathematical applications Statistics and Mechanics topics which make up one-sixth each of the final assessment

Statistics: Statistical sampling, Data presentation and interpretation, Probability, Statistical distributions, Statistical hypothesis testing, familiarity with a large data set.

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

## Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below), this course normally requires students to have achieved grade 6 or above in Higher Level GCSE Mathematics. Students who achieve the minimum grade 6 will be required to take an algebra assessment to assess whether the A -level Mathematics course is appropriate.

## Assessment

The course is assessed by three 2 hour examinations taken at the end of two years of study. Each exam is worth one third of the final grade.

## Future opportunities

It is by no means the case that those with mathematics qualifications necessarily follow careers in which they practice the art of Mathematics. The application of Mathematics can, however be found to varying degrees in many career areas. Mathematics graduates can expect to be looked upon favourably by a wide range of prospective employers.

## Further information

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## How to apply

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