Mathematics

Examination Board: OCR

 

An AS qualification may be gained by a student taking 3 modules.

An A- level qualification may be gained by taking 6 modules.

 

In addition we offer:-

A-level Mathematics and AS-Further Mathematics covering 9 modules.

A-level Mathematics and A-level Further Mathematics covering 12 modules.

 

The modules are based on topics from Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.  The first module in each topic being at AS-level and the rest A2 modules.

 

The assessment of each module is by means of a written paper of 1 hour and 30 minutes duration and these papers will take place each January and June.  All A2 papers will contain a synoptic element.

 

Course Content:

The course is designed to provide a framework for A-level that will enable students to:-

 

-   develop further understanding of mathematics and mathematical process

-   develop a positive attitude to learning and applying mathematics

-   acquire and become familiar with appropriate mathematical skills and techniques

-   appreciate mathematics as a logical and coherent subject

-   develop their ability to formulate problems mathematically, interpret a

mathematical solution in the context of the original problem, and to understand

the limitations of mathematical models

-   appreciate how mathematical ideas can be applied in the everyday world

-   acquire a suitable foundation for further study of mathematics and related

disciplines

 

Value to Student:

A-level mathematics is an important qualification for students wishing to prepare for a wide variety of degree courses, for example, Chemistry, Physics, Medicine, Economics, Engineering and Geography.

 

Those who have a qualification at a higher level of mathematics are in the fortunate position of having a very wide range of career choices.  The ability to use logical thought, to formulate a problem in ways, which allow for computation and decision, and to be able to make deductions are all enhanced by the study of mathematics.

 

With an A-Level in mathematics a student would be able to work in finance, statistics, engineering, computing, teaching or accountancy.  This flexibility is becoming more important as people are changing profession in mid career.

 

Entry Requirements:

A minimum of a Grade B at GCSE.

 

Contact: Ms S Nelson