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If you feel you have a logical mind, enjoy a challenge and want to explore maths in diverse and thought provoking ways, this course is for you.
Who is it for?
Able mathematicians, with a genuine interest and desire to broaden and extend their knowledge in both applied and abstract mathematics.
In addition to the general entrance requirements, the department requires a grade 6 in GCSE mathematics (higher tier paper) and a grade 6 at GCSE science. All students will be expected to pass a skills test within the first two weeks of starting the A level course to ensure that they are fluent in the necessary algebra and arithmetic skills for coping with this course. We will provide resources to help students maintain and improve these skills over the summer break.
A variety of topics including:
- Calculus (integration and differentiation) - Advanced algebra
- Probability - Statistics
- Mechanics - Numerical methods
- Problem solving using mathematical models - Differential equations
Approximately five hours classwork and five hours homework
Examinations will be at the end of year 13 and will cover three papers.
A scientific calculator with the ability to perform statistical analysis is essential. We recommend Casio fx-991EX Classwiz. Graphic calculators will be useful but are not necessary for the course.
Mathematics at this level is an essential requirement for courses in higher education in the field of mathematics, and advised for physical and chemical sciences and engineering. It can also be used to support many other A Level subjects such as computing and biological sciences. The ideal candidate will be hardworking, feel confident with algebra and will have enjoyed all aspects of mathematics at GCSE.
For further information, contact:
Mrs S Hankinson, Head of Mathematics