Mathematics A LEVEL

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Mathematics

A Level

Mathematics A Level Course St Vincent College

Course Description

Building on GCSE skills, you will learn how to translate problems from mathematical and non-mathematical contexts into mathematical processes, interpreting solutions to problems in their original context and where appropriate, evaluate their accuracy and limitations. Using knowledge and support from your teachers you will develop skills on translating situations in context into mathematical models and evaluating the outcomes of modelling; recognising the limitations of models and how to explain how to refine them. 

Pure Mathematics 

  • Proofs
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponential and natural logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
  • Numerical Methods

Statistics 

  • Statistical Sampling
  • Data Representation and Interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical Distributions
  • Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Mechanics 

  • Quantities and units in Mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s Laws
  • Moments

Two years

  • Investigation
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Problem-solving
  • Logical deduction and argument
  • Algebraic processing

Can combine with any other subjects especially with Science A-Level subjects.

  • Mathematics-related Higher Education course (e.g. Mathematics, Engineering, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics)
  • Employment (e.g. banking, accountancy, insurance)

Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. Preferably one of which should be Mathematics at a Grade 7 or above. 

(Mathematics at grade 6 will be considered but only with a strong GCSE grade profile).

Three external examinations.

maths@stvincent.ac.uk

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