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# GCE A Level in Mathematics

## Hessle High School and Sixth Form College

Tranby House, Heads Lane, Hessle, HU13 0JQ

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
9 Course Summary

MATHEMATICS (AQA)

Available at Cottingham, Hessle and Wolfreton Sixth Form

Who is the course aimed at?

This is an academically demanding course that is aimed at students who have already shown natural ability and a desire to learn mathematics and possess the ability to:

Think mathematically - precisely, logically and creatively

Recall, select and use knowledge of mathematical facts

Investigate mathematical ideas and test/prove their own hypotheses

Students must also have a positive attitude towards learning and applying mathematics, including confidence, perseverance and enjoyment.

How will you learn?

This course will enable students to develop the techniques, skills and methodology required to embark on a career path that requires mathematical rigour. Learning will take place through:

Teacher led activities and discussions on the material studied

Use of dedicated textbooks to introduce and experience new concepts in mathematics

Regular homework tasks and review of these with detailed feedback

Working in groups to share ideas, support understanding and solve problems

Study of previous examination questions and mark schemes

What will you learn?

You will study the following mathematical topics:

Proof

Algebra and Functions

Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) Plane

Sequences and Series

Trigonometry

Exponentials and Logarithms

Differentiation

Integration

Numerical Methods

Vectors

Statistical Sampling

Data Presentation and Interpretation

Probability

Statistical Distributions

Statistical Hypothesis Testing

Quantities and Units in Mechanics

Kinematics

Forces and Newton's Laws

Moments

How will you be assessed?

Assessment is exam based taken at the end of Year 13.

Paper 1 - 100% Pure Content

Paper 2 - 50% Pure and 50% Mechanics Content

Paper 3 - 50% Pure and 50% Statistics Content

Each written paper is 2 hours in length and equally weighted - 33.3% of A Level.

Enrichment activities and independent learning?

Students will be expected to undertake independent study to consolidate learning. There will also be access to additional teacher support outside of timetabled lessons.

What or where next?

Mathematics is a very wide discipline and can lead to further study directly at university or in other areas where mathematics is an important tool, such as:

Accounting

Engineering

Computing

Science