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Mathematics AS and A Level School: Sixth Form Centre Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: maths Qualification: As and A levels Summary: What will you learn on this course? Mathematics at AS and A level is a subject worth studying for its own sake as well as producing sought after qualifications for the workplace and courses in Higher Education. It is divided into three branches: Core (Pure) Mathematics This extends your knowledge of such topics as algebra, trigonometry and geometry as well as learning some new ideas such as calculus. The ideas you will meet in pure mathematics are interesting in their own right, but they also serve as a vital foundation for other branches of mathematics especially mechanics and statistics. Mechanics This involves learning how to describe mathematically the motion of objects and how they respond to forces acting upon them. Many of the ideas form an introduction to modern fields of study such as robotics and biomechanics, as well as the more traditional ideas of engineering and physics. Statistics You will learn how to analyse and summarise numerical data in order to arrive at conclusions and predictions about it. You will extend the range of probability problems that you started for GCSE by using the new mathematical methods studied in pure mathematics. Course Length: One year for AS and two years for a full A Level Entry Requirements: At least five GCSE passes at grade A*-C, including Maths at grade B or above. Full Description: How will you be assessed? In order to obtain an AS in Mathematics you will need to take three modules, two of which are 'Core modules' consisting of Pure Mathematics. You will also take one Applied Mathematics module, which may be Mechanics 1 or Statistics 1. To convert your AS to an A-level in Mathematics you will need to study a further three modules, consisting of two more Pure Mathematics 'Core modules' and a second Applied Mathematics module. Most modules will be assessed by an examination of 1.5 hours duration. Pure Maths Core 1 will be assessed by a non-calculator examination. Pure Maths Core 3 also requires the completion of a coursework assignment. This will be set at the end of the AS year and completed during the Summer break before commencing the A2 year. The examination for Pure Maths Core 4 will include a comprehension test in addition to normal style Mathematics questions. What other courses go well with this one? Most A levels go well with Mathematics, but in particular Further Mathematics, the Sciences, Business Studies, Geography, History, Law, Psychology and Sociology. What will you need to buy? Over the two years we recommend you buy four text books. You will also need a geometry set, stationery (including graph paper) and a scientific or graphical calculator. What could you go on to do at the end of the course? A-level Mathematics is essential for anyone wishing to become an Actuary, Mathematician, Operational Researcher or Statistician. It is a very important qualification for students wishing to go on to careers in any form of Engineering or Physics and for some university Chemistry courses. It is also very useful in areas like Accountancy, Architecture, Business Studies, Computing, Economics, Electronics, Geography, Law, Management, Market Research, Medicine, Other Sciences, Planning, Psychology and Sociology. It may be used as an indicator of the ability to think clearly and logically.

Mathematics AS and A Level School: Sixth Form Centre Attendance Type: Full Time Course Level: Level 3 Course Keywords: maths Qualification: As and A levels Summary: What will you learn on this course? Mathematics at AS and A level is a subject worth studying for its own sake as well as producing sought after qualifications for the workplace and courses in Higher Education. It is divided into...