The AS Level / A Level Mathematics is a full-time Further Education course within the Sixth Form Academy (SFA). It is designed for students interested in the field of mathematics or those who wish to pursue a career as a mathematician or work in mathematics-related fields.
Mathematics plays a central and essential part in all scientific disciplines, as well as being an important subject in its own right. It is also useful as a support to many Humanities subjects such as Economics, Psychology and Geography. The AS Mathematics syllabus includes topics from Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics including, Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Kinematics, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Probability.
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A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including Mathematics Grade B (Numeracy Grade C recommended)
A level Mathematics is essential for studying, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering or Economics at University, but will be helpful with many other subjects including Chemistry, Biology and Psychology. Career opportunities include; Accountancy, Engineering, Scientist, Actuary, Teaching, and Medicine.
AS Mathematics - The AS course is made up of two compulsory modules. All students studying AS Mathematics from 2017/18 will undertake the same modules, regardless of the other subjects they are studying. The AS Mathematics course represents 40% of the overall A level.
Module 1: Pure Mathematics (25% of A level): Algebra, Co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus, Trigonometry, Logarithms.
Module 2: Applied Mathematics (15% of A Level). Mechanics: Kinematics, Forces, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Vectors. Statistics: Statistical distributions, Probability, Data Presentations and Interpretations. A2 Mathematics (Second year) - In the second year there will be a further 2 modules. To undertake A level Mathematics you must have gained a minimum grade D in AS Mathematics.
Module 3: Pure Mathematics (35% of A Level): Calculus, Functions, Proofs, Trigonometry, Algebra, Sequences and Series Vectors.
Module 4: Applied Mathematics (25% of A level): Statistics: Probability, Statistical Distributions, Hypothesis Testing: Differential Equations, Numerical Methods and Mechanics: Forces and Newtons Laws, Moments, Vectors, Differential Equations, Numerical Methods.
There will be additional course-related costs.