Summary

This is a full time course which must be studied alongside two other AS courses. The course is a daytime course for 16-18 year old students. A Level pathways are designed to prepare you for higher education and beyond.

Description

To study Mathematics at this level you should have an aptitude for algebra as this is the main topic which is developed in the pure mathematics units and feeds into the applied units.

Key Areas

Three mandatory units are studied at A level

Unit 1 Pure Mathematics Pure content:

Proof, Algebra and Functions, Coordinate geometry, Sequences and Series, Trigonometry, Exponentials and Logarithms, Differentiation, Integration and Numerical Methods

Unit 2 Mechanics Mechanics content: Vectors, Quantities and Units in Mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s Laws

Unit 3 Statistics

Statistics content: Statistical Sampling, Data Presentation and Interpretation, Probability, Statistical Distributions and Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Assessment AS Mathematics 7357 Paper 1 Pure, calculator written 2 hours, 100 marks – 33.3% of A level award Paper 2 Mechanics, calculator written 2 hours, 100 marks – 33.3% of A level award Paper 3 Statistics, calculator written 2 hours, 100 marks – 33.3% of A level award

What Next

An A level in Mathematics is an essential requirement for many degree courses, in particular for engineering and computing.

Entry Criteria

To study A Level Mathematics, you must have 6 GCSEs to include Maths at grade 6 or above and English at 5 or above as well as an average GCSE score of 5.3 or above. GCSE grades must be gained in the summer of the year of entry e.g. summer 2017 for Sept 17 entry.


Course options

  • 2018/19 Full Time Day

    Provider

    Bournville College Birmingham

    Location

    Bournville Campus


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Full Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 (no level 3 qualification) September - 2 Academic Year(s) Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
    19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) September £724 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    24+ September £724 2 Academic Year(s) You are eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    NULL NULL 16 NULL NULL 0.00 5000

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
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