# A Level Mathematics

## Science and Mathematics

#### What will you be working towards?

Code |
AA11 |

Qualification Type |
GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent |

Qualification Level |
Level 3 |

Course type |
Full Time |

#### Overview

A Level Mathematics is one of the most enjoyable, valuable and rewarding Post 16 qualifications available. Students taking the course study a mixture of Core Mathematics, Decision, Mechanics and Statistics topics. A Level Maths equals money! People with a Maths A Level go on to earn significantly more than their peers with equivalent qualifications in different subjects.

A national study compared the incomes of 4,500 people and concluded that having a Maths A Level can increase long-term earning power. The maths skills learned at A Level, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, are closer to those actually used in the workplace than the skills developed in other subjects.

#### Details

This is a two year modular course in which you will study Core Mathematics alongside Statistics and Mechanics topics. Core Mathematics consists of the following topics: Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Vectors, Newton Raphson and Series. Statistics consists of the following topics: Sampling, Probability, Venn Diagrams, Statistical models, Correlation, Hypothesis testing.

Mechanics consists of the following topics: Newtonâ€™s Laws, Kinematics, Equations of Motion, Projectile motion, Dynamics, Friction and Moments. Students will be encouraged to build upon their prior knowledge and learn to apply mathematics to real life problems and situations.

#### Entry requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.