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A Level Maths

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code M5
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A Level Maths

 

Details

Two-thirds of the work is Pure Mathematics, with one-sixth each of Statistics and Mechanics. 

 

Pure Mathematics 

 

Builds on and develops the algebraic and trigonometric techniques students have learnt at GCSE so that they acquire the fluency required for advanced work, and introduces students to a number of topics fundamental to the advanced study of mathematics, such as calculus. 

Topics:  

• Modelling and Proof 

• Algebra 

• Polynomials 

• Binomial expansion 

• Co-ordinate Geometry 

• Transformations of Curves 

• Sequences and Series 

• Exponentials and Logarithms 

• Trigonometry 

• Differentiation 

• Integration 

• Numerical Methods 

• Vectors 

 

Statistics 

 

Enables students to build on and extend the data handling and sampling techniques they have learnt at GCSE. They will apply theoretical knowledge to practical situations using simple probability models, and extend their ability to represent data in bivariate situations, with an emphasis on linear and rank order modelling, and associated hypothesis testing. 

Topics:  

Statistical Sampling 

Data Presentation and Interpretation 

Probability 

Statistical Distributions 

Hypothesis Testing 

 

Mechanics 

 

Introduces students to mathematical modelling and to the basic concepts in kinematics, statics and dynamics. They will then develop and extend the range of mechanical concepts which they are able to use in modelling situations. 

Topics:  

Quantities and Units 

Kinematics 

Forces and Newton’s Laws 

Moments 


How will it be delivered?


Entry requirements

Normal entry requirements with GCSE Mathematics at grade 6 or above.

A good understanding of all GCSE Algebra topics is expected.

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Progression

In addition to being essential for studying Mathematics at university, A-Level Mathematics is often necessary to gain admission to other university courses, such as Accounts, Economics, Financial Management, Medicine and the sciences. 

 


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