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Mathematics (AS & A level) AS & A level in Mathematics (OCR) Examination Board OCR Duration AS: 1 year / A: 2 years Minimum entry You will need to have achieved the College's standard minimum entry requirement for level 3 of five Cs or above at GCSE. Grade C or above in English is expected and a grade B or above in Mathematics is essential. If you are including a BTEC First qualification as part of your entry requirements for this course you will need to have achieved a Merit grade. Possible Combinations Mathematics combines well with acountancy/business, biology, chemistry, physics, computing and complements many more. It provides a real opportunity to widen your programme with virtually all subject combinations. Skills developed (by studying Mathematics you will extend your skills in the following areas:) Develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment. Extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques and apply them to more difficult unstructured problems. Develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics are connected. Recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between real world problems and standard and other mathematical models and how these are to be refined and improved. Use mathematics as an effective means of communication. Read and comprehend mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics. Acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations. Develop an awareness to the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general. What does the course involve? The broad objective of the course is to include a sufficient range of mathematical topics to allow students to progress on to further study in related subjects or directly into employment. You are required to examine arguments critically and take increasing responsibility for your own learning and the evaluation of your own mathematical development. Specific Content The OCR Advanced Level course consists of SIX modules, Three are to be studied and examined in the first year, the remaining modules to be studied in the second year. AS Year Students will study the following three modules in the AS year. All students will study Core Mathematics 1 (C1), Core Mathematics 2 (C2) and Probability and Statistics 1 (S1). Module content summary. CORE MATHEMATICS 1: Indices; Surds; Co-ordinate Geometry and Graphs; Differentiation. CORE MATHEMATICS 2: Trigonometry; Sequences and Series; Algebra; Integration. PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 1 : Representation of Data; Probability; Discrete Random Variables; Bivariate Data. Examinations are scheduled in January and June . At the end of the AS year students progressing to the A2 year will study part of the CORE MATHEMATICS 3 (A2) module. A2 Year In the second year you will cover three modules; CORE MATHEMATICS 3 (C3), CORE MATHEMATICS 4 (C4) and MECHANICS 1 (M1). Module content summary. CORE MATHEMATICS 3: Algebra and Functions; Trigonometry; Differentiation and Integration; Numerical Methods. CORE MATHEMATICS 4: Algebra and Graphs; Differentiation and Integration; Differential Equations; Vectors. MECHANICS 1: Force as a Vector; Equilibrium of a Particle; Kinematics of Motion in a Straight Line; Newton's Laws of Motion; Linear Momentum. Examinations are scheduled in January of the A2 year in MECHANICS 1 and in May / June of the A2 Year in CORE MATHEMATICS 3 and CORE MATHEMATICS 4 . How will I be assessed? Each module is assessed by an examination consisting of a single written paper of duration 1 hour and 30 minutes and carrying 72 marks. Each question paper consists of a number of questions of different length and mark allocations. Question papers are designed

Mathematics (AS & A level) AS & A level in Mathematics (OCR) Examination Board OCR Duration AS: 1 year / A: 2 years Minimum entry You will need to have achieved the College's standard minimum entry requirement for level 3 of five Cs or above at GCSE. Grade C or above in English is expected and a grade B or above in Mathematics is essential. If you are including a BTEC First qualification as part...

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