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Course Type: Full Time

AS/A Level Mathematics

  • Course Code CG60014
  • Start Date 6th September 2018
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Baltic Campus

Course title: AS/A Level Mathematics

Exam board detail: Edexcel

Type of qualification: (A Level) to be studied in conjunction with two other A Level subjects

Delivery hours per week: 6 hours (1.5-hour lessons)

 

Section 1: Subject Overview

 

In your study of maths you develop skills in analysing and interpreting data, finding patterns and drawing conclusions. You’ll learn to approach problems in an analytical and rigorous way, formulating theories and applying them to solve problems. Maths in many ways establishes in you an ability to deal with abstract concepts.

Employers place a high value on these skills so there is significant demand for mathematicians and statisticians. Our mathematicians have pursued careers in the petroleum and nuclear industries, in medicine, and engineering. Mathematicians are also in high demand in well paid sectors such as pharmaceuticals, insurance, market research, banking and accountancy.

 

AS Level

 

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics

Topic 1 – Proof

Topic 2 – Algebra and functions

Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

Topic 4 – Sequences and series

Topic 5 – Trigonometry

Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms

Topic 7 – Differentiation

Topic 8 – Integration

Topic 9 – Vectors

Assessment: 2 hour written exam

 

Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics

Section A: Statistics

Topic 1 – Statistical sampling

Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation

Topic 3 – Probability

Topic 4 – Statistical distributions

Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics

Topic 7 – Kinematics

Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws

Assessment: 1 hour and 15 minute written exam

 

A Level:

 

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2

Topic 1 – Proof

Topic 2 – Algebra and functions

Topic 3 – Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane

Topic 4 – Sequences and series

Topic 5 – Trigonometry

Topic 6 – Exponentials and logarithms

Topic 7 – Differentiation

Topic 8 – Integration

Topic 9 – Numerical methods

Topic 10 – Vectors

Assessment: 2 hour written exam

 

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics

Section A: Statistics

Topic 1 – Statistical sampling

Topic 2 – Data presentation and interpretation

Topic 3 – Probability

Topic 4 – Statistical distributions

Topic 5 – Statistical hypothesis testing

Section B: Mechanics

Topic 6 – Quantities and units in mechanics

Topic 7 – Kinematics

Topic 8 – Forces and Newton’s laws

Topic 9 – Moments

Assessment: 2 hour written exam

 

Section 2: Assessment Overview

Assessment methods include:

Frequent Topic Tests

Mock Assessments

Practical Assessments

External assessments (exams) will take place in the summer term – May/June.

 

Section 3: What do other students study alongside Mathematics at A Level?

Many of our students will study a science subject alongside Maths at A Level. In addition, they may opt to study Business Studies, Psychology or Sociology.   

 

Section 4: What are the possible career opportunities after successful completion of this course?

Both universities and employers hold an A Level qualification in Mathematics in high regard. With the appropriate combination of other AS and A Levels, A Level Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of options when choosing higher education courses. Typical examples include Medicine, Engineering, Law, Business, Social and Political sciences, Natural sciences, and of course Mathematics itself. Similarly the employment opportunities are equally diverse.

Further Mathematics is strongly recommended for those students who wish to apply to those universities listed in the 'top ten' for such subjects as Engineering, Economics, or Mathematics.

 

Section 5: How can I find out more if I have a question?

Contacts:

Mathematics Teacher – ahmad.ramezani@gateshead.ac.uk

Curriculum Operations Manager - sarah.latheron@gateshead.ac.uk

 

 

An interview is required and guidance is required.

How to apply

You can register your interest for this course online, call 0191 490 2246 or email start@gateshead.ac.uk.

Qualifications needed

Average B grade GCSE profile (Higher entry criteria is required for anyone looking to study Maths and/or Sciences at A Level). However, if you do not meet this profile please still come to an Open Event to discuss all options with a member of the A Level Team.

Required experience

We welcome applicants without prior experience.

This course is free to those aged 19 years and under.

Most people aged 19 years and over can qualify for free or reduced course fees. This depends on your individual circumstances.

If you already have a full level 3 qualification and are aged 19 or over you can apply for an Advanced Learning Loan or pay the fee in full upfront, minus a 10% discount.

You can get more information at our Enrolment Events, by calling 0191 490 2246 or email us at start@gateshead.ac.uk

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