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Mathematics & Further Mathematics

Faculty: Mathematics   

Level: AS / A2

Examination Board / website: Edexcel

http://www.edexcel.com/quals/gce/gce08/maths/Pages/default.aspx

Assessment Details:

100% exam - three modules taken in June at the end of Year 12 and three modules taken in June at the end of Year 13.

Written Examinations (Unit titles, duration, % weighting) :

Mathematics

AS: 3 modules (2 Core and 1 Applied)

A2: 6 modules (4 Core and 2 Applied)

Core Modules                                                            Applied Modules

Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (C1)                    Statistics 1 (S1)

Concepts for Advanced Mathematics (C2)                       Mechanics 1 (M1)

Methods for Advanced Mathematics (C3)

Applications for Advanced Mathematics (C4)

Further Mathematics

AS: 3 modules (1 Core and 2 Applied)

A2: 6 modules (3 Core and 3 Applied)

Core Modules                                                                       Applied Modules

Further Pure 1 (FP1)                                                                  Decision 1 (D1)

Further Pure 2 (FP2)                                                                  Statistics 2 (S2)

Further Pure 3 (FP3)                                                                  Mechanics 2 (M2)

All modules carry equal weighting.

Practical Examinations: N/A

Coursework (Unit titles, duration, % weighting, submission dates): N/A

 

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

A Level Mathematics students must be highly skilled in algebraic manipulation, as well as have a good understanding of wider mathematics topics such as shape, space, measures and data handling. Students must enjoy recognising patterns, making connections between different topics and problem solving. It is also crucial that students are able to present their solutions clearly and concisely using mathematical conventions.

However, perhaps the most important ingredient for success at A Level Mathematics is that of sheer hard work. Resilience and perseverance are also needed in abundance. Students should be prepared to work harder than they have ever worked before. We expect that students should spend a minimum of 1 hour per day practising the topics learnt in lessons.

Goes well with:

Mathematics supports many other subjects including: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Economics, Geography and Psychology.

Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject:

A  Level Mathematics is valued by almost all higher education institutions and can lead to a variety of courses including: mathematics, engineering, economics, accounting, and computer science. It is also very well thought of by employers and research shows that those who have taken A Level Mathematics increase their earning potential, whatever their choice of degree.

For further information, please contact:

Mr A. Winiecki, Head of Mathematics, (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Thursday the 25th. Hendon School, Golders Rise, Hendon, London, NW4 2HP ~ Tel: 020 8202 9004 ~ Fax: 020 8202 3341 ~ E-mail: info@hendonschool.co.uk