Maths AS/A2 (Fast Track)
Students study six modules comprising four 'Pure' (Core) Maths modules (C1-C4) covering algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus, plus two application modules (Statistics S1 and Mechanics M1).
Core Mathematics involves building on ideas studied at GCSE level. The one new topic of calculus is very useful in the analysis of practical problems.
Mechanics is the study and application of Newton’s discoveries concerning the effect of forces on bodies at rest or in motion. It suits students interested in Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Design and PE.
Statistics builds upon ideas in data handling and probability studied at GCSE level. It is useful for students interested in other subjects that require the handling and analysis of numerical data (Psychology, Economics, Accounts, Business, Geography, Biology, and Law).
Minimum grade B in GCSE Maths at Higher Level. Conscientious work ethic and the ability to study independently. Previous study of Maths at AS/A/HE level is preferable.
Students attend classes on two evenings per week (usually Wednesday and Thursday). Assessment is by six modular, externally assessed examinations. Further details supplied at interview.
Successful students often progress to HE, teacher training or employment.
Students are advised to purchase the relevant modular textbooks. Details supplied at interview.