|Key Stage||Title||Department||Level||Exam Board|
|KS5||A-level Mathematics||Maths||A-level (17/18)||AQA|
Students should have at least a grade 6 (B) in GCSE Mathematics.
The AS course will comprise two modules of Pure Maths and one module of Decision Mathematics. At A2 students would again study two modules of pure maths and one applications module, probably Statistics or Mechanics. Pure Maths mainly extends your knowledge of such topics as algebra, trigonometry and graphical work. New concepts e.g. calculus will also be introduced. Pure Maths provides the foundation for the other branches of mathematics. Studying Statistics allows you to summarise and analyse data effectively. The study of theoretical probability distributions has wide ranging application in other subject areas such as Biology, Psychology and Geography. Industrial and commercial processes are often organised using Decision Maths. Computer studies also makes extensive use of algorithms. A range of algorithms are studied to solve real-life problems, including the classic Travelling Salesman and Chinese Postman problems. Mechanics includes constant acceleration formulae and Newton’s Laws of Motion extending into 2 dimensions with the use of vectors. Projectiles and momentum are also covered. This section is complementary to the subjects studied in AS Physics.
Units (% of AS)
A2 units in Year 13 (% of A level)
Career opportunities are many and varied: accountancy, actuarial work, architecture, astronomy, banking, building societies, computing, economics, engineering, hospital administration, insurance, market research, quantity surveying and teaching.
Mr Fay c/o Mrs A Herman (Headteacher's PA)
Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900