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Christ the King Sixth Form College

Mathematics

A Level

"I've found Maths at Christ the King to be very interactive and rewarding in comparison to other schools that I have attended. I have come to enjoy the subject and will definitely be following it as a career path or degree."

What will I study?

Mathematics is a stimulating and challenging subject which is very highly regarded at Advanced Level. Both employers and universities are keen to take you if you have successfully completed A Level Mathematics. Within the course, algebra is studied to a much greater depth than at GCSE and there are also significant elements of Mechanics and Statistics.

Topics to study include: Indices, surds, polynomials, coordinate geometry, differentiation, integration, trigonometry, sequences, logarithms, first order differential equations, vectors and numerical methods. In Mechanics, you will also study; forces, equilibrium, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion and momentum, whilst in Statistics you will study representation of data, probability, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, hypothesis testing, estimates, correlation and regression.

The key skills required to have success on this course include: strong algebraic skills, familiarity with topics covered at higher level GCSE and a willingness to solve problems.

Mathematics is a much sought after qualification for entry to a wide variety of careers and Higher Education courses. Examples include Accountancy, Law, Teaching, Engineering, IT, Medicine, Mathematics and Computing.

What do I need to study this course?

GCSE Mathematics (Grade 9-6). Students will be required to show an appropriate knowledge of algebra before being enrolled on the course.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is completely by examination.

Where will A Level Mathematics lead me?

A Level Mathematics is accepted by employers as evidence of numerate ability. It is an excellent qualification to study if you want to pursue a career in Business and Management where financial transactions are required. This course provides entry to university to read Mathematics, Science, Technology, Computing, Economics or Business