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The Maths & Mechanics course covers 4 of the 6 units from the Pure Mathematics course and syllabus and replaces two of the Pure Mathematics units with Mechanics Paper 1 (AS) and Mechanics Paper 2 (A2). A good grounding in Mathematics is not only intellectually rewarding, but also often provides the passport to a wide variety of jobs, as well as further work in scientific research. The A-level Mathematics specifications changed in 2004 and for this reason did not change in September 2008. These specifications remain six module qualifications and are now unlikely to change until first teaching in 2012. Each full A Level Course consists of an AS and A2 Syllabus. The home study course is split into six modules. The AS and A2 courses can be sat in their own right as an individual course, but you are required to have completed the AS level syllabus before starting on an A2 syllabus. Each lesson begins with a set of clearly stated objectives and an explanation of its place in the overall programme of study. Effective learning is encouraged through frequent activities and self- assessment questions. There are fifteen Tutor-Marked Assignments (known as TMAs). The Syllabus: This home study course prepares candidates for the AQA Mathematics AS level syllabus 5321 , for examination in 2009 and later years. Most candidates will then study the AQA Mathematics A2 level syllabus 6321 for examinations in June 2009 and later years. Click Here to view detailed syllabus information on AQA's Website Examinations: AS Pure Mathematics Paper 1 (1 ? Hours). Subjects Included: Algebra; Coordinate Geometry; Differentiation; and Integration. Pure Mathematics Paper 2 (1 ? Hours). Subjects Included: Algebra and Functions; Sequences and Series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and logarithms; Differentiation; and Integration. Mechanics Paper 1 (1 ? Hours). Subjects Included: Mathematical Modelling; Kinematics in One and Two Dimensions; Statics and Forces; Momentum; Newton's Laws of Motion; Connected Particles; and Projectiles. A2 Pure Mathematics Paper 4 (1 ? Hours). Subjects Included: Algebra and Functions; Coordinate Geometry in the ( x, y) plane; Sequences and Series; Trigonometry; Exponentials and Logarithms; Differentiation and Integration; and Vectors. Pure Mathematics Paper 5 (1 ? Hours). Subjects Included: Vectors and Three-Dimensional Coordinate Geometry; Matrix Algebra; Solution of Linear Equations; Determinants; and Linear Independence. Mechanics Paper 2 (1 ? Hours). Subjects Included: Mathematical Modelling; Moments and Centres of Mass; Kinematics; Newton.s Laws of Motion; Application of Differential Equations; Uniform Circular Motion; Work and Energy; and Vertical Circular Motion. Practical Skills/Coursework: No Coursework with this syllabus. Pre-Requirements: We will admit Candidates for A Level Courses who have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C and above. These would ideally include English and Maths. We also require that one of the GCSE's is B Grade Maths or higher . Additional Reading: Pure Core Maths 1 & 2 (Sam Boardman, Tony Clough, David Evans) - ISBN: 0435513303 Pure Core Maths 3 & 4 (Sam Boardman, Tony Clough, David Evans) - ISBN: 0435513311 Mathematics - Mechanics and Probability (L. Bostock and S. Chandler) - ISBN: 0859501418. Technical Support: Every student receives a personal tutor with whom they need to keep in regular contact. The essential relationship between student and tutor begins with an introductory letter and a telephone call to help decide on a study plan. All tutors are fully qualified teachers holding either a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or a degree in education. So when you enrol on a course you can be assured of the assistance of a professionally qualified subject specific tutor. There is no limit on how often you can contact your tutor. The advice and encouragement our tutors provide are an important part of your learning experience. You can contact your tutor by Phone, Post or Email. There are tutor-marked

The Maths & Mechanics course covers 4 of the 6 units from the Pure Mathematics course and syllabus and replaces two of the Pure Mathematics units with Mechanics Paper 1 (AS) and Mechanics Paper 2 (A2). A good grounding in Mathematics is not only intellectually rewarding, but also often provides the passport to a wide variety of jobs, as well as further work in scientific research. The A-level...