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Overview

A-Level Maths

Maths at A-Level will enable you to further your skills and knowledge of the subject. Aspects of the subject which are particularly developed are: Algebra skills and their use in generalising to gain rules; Understanding of the trigonometric functions (Sine, Cosine, Tangent), Skills of interpreting and evaluating number sequences, Knowledge of new topics such as
Differential and Integral, Calculus, Data Handling and complex probability techniques.

An A-Level in Mathematics is highly respected among universities and employers. As well as allowing you to study Maths in higher education, it is also required for a career in Engineering, many science-based subjects and many financial courses, such as Economics or Accounting. The Statistical skills you will develop are also highly valued in courses such as Psychology and Geography, which involves a lot of use of these skills.

Course Content

Topics Covered

This course has 6 modules:

  • Year 1 - Algebraic expressions, Quadratics, Equations and inequalities, Graphs and transformations, Straight-line graphs, Circles, Algebraic methods, Binomial expansion, Trigonometric ratios, Trigonometric identities, Vectors, Differentiation, Integration, Exponential and logarithms, Algebraic methods, Functions and graphs, Sequences and series, Binomial expansion, Radians, Trigonometric functions, Trigonometry and modelling, Parametric equations, Differentiation, Differentiation of parametric and implicit functions, Differentiation in context, Numerical methods, Integration, Integration by substitution, Integration by parts, Differential equations, Vectors,Revision and introduction to mechanics and statistics

In the first year, you will study two modules of Pure Mathematics and one module of Statistics

  • Year 2 - Data collection, Constant acceleration, Large data set Measure of location, Variable acceleration, Data representation, Projectile motion, Correlation, Further kinematics, Probability, Forces and motion, Statistical distributions, Friction, Hypothesis testing, Moments, Regression, Application of forces, Conditional probability, Further kinematics, Normal distribution.

You will study two further modules of Pure Mathematics plus one module of Mechanics

Requirements

5 GCSEs grade 9-5, including a grade 6 in Maths.
 

Careers

Progression:

  • Accountant
  • Statistician
  • Stockbroker
  • Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Actuary