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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.
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
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.
A minimum of a Grade B at GCSE.
Contact: Ms S Nelson