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  • A-Level Pure Mathematics

    A Level Pure Mathematics is a rigorous and highly respected course leading onto further studies in science, computing and engineering as well as in mathematics. This challenging subject develops a sound understanding of mathematical fundamentals and builds from prior work.

    • Course Description

      A Level Pure Mathematics

      Course code: HSAL12

      Delivery method: Paper based pack

      Course duration: 24 Months

      Entry requirements:No prior qualification needed

      Award achieved: AQA A Level Pure Mathematics

      Awarding body: AQA

      A Level Pure Mathematics is a rigorous and highly respected course leading onto further studies in science, computing and engineering as well as in mathematics.

      This challenging subject develops a sound understanding of mathematical fundamentals and builds from prior work. You will build solid skills that will aid you in all aspects of life including in the work place.

      This is the ideal course for those interested in Mathematics as a concept as well as those moving on to higher education.

    • Pure Mathematics course overview

      This A Level in Pure Mathematics builds a solid working knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, calculus, logarithms, differentiation, mathematical reasoning and proofs. Your tutor will provide you with expert support and assistance so you can work your way through the syllabus with confidence. You should find develop not just an understanding of mathematics but an understanding of how different areas are connected.

      Upon successful completion of the exam and practical assessments (as administered by AQA), you will have achieved an internationally recognised AQA A Level Pure Mathematics

      Skills gained

      • Developing an understanding of mathematics and processes.
      • Logical reasoning and the ability to identify incorrect reasoning.
      • Using your skills in solving difficult unstructured problems.
      • Develop and understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics.
      • Recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between the real world and models.
      • Use mathematics as a means of communication.

      Course outline

      This course is divided into 6 units:

      AS Level

      Unit 1: MCP 1 Pure core 1

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 2: MCP 2 Pure core 2

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 3: MFP 1 3 Further pure 1

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      A2 Level

      Unit 4: MPC 3 Pure core 3

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 5: MCP 4 Pure core 4

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Unit 6: MFP 3 Further pure 3

      Written examination: 1 hour 30 minutes

      Course content

      Unit 1: Pure core 1

      Module 1: Algebra

      Module 2: Quadratic functions

      Module 3: Differentiation

      Module 4: Integration

      Unit 2: Pure core 2

      Module 1: Algebra and functions

      Module 2: Sequences and series

      Module 3: Trigonometry

      Module 4: Exponentials and logarithms

      Module 5: Differentiation

      Module 6: Integration

      Unit 3: Further pure 1

      Module 1: Algebra and graphs

      Module 2: Complex numbers

      Module 3: Roots and coefficients of a quadratic equation

      Module 4: Series

      Module 5: Calculus

      Module 6: Numerical methods

      Module 7: Trigonometry

      Module 8: Matrices and transformations

      Unit 4: Pure core 3

      Module 1: Algebra and functions

      Module 2: Trigonometry

      Module 3: Exponentials and logarithms

      Module 4: Differentiation

      Module 5: Integration

      Module 6: Numerical methods

      Unit 5: Pure core 4

      Module 1: Algebra and functions

      Module 2: Coordinate Geometry in the (x,y) plane

      Module 3: Sequences and series

      Module 4: Trigonometry

      Module 5: Exponential and logarithms

      Module 6: Differentiation and integration

      Module 7: Vectors

      Unit 6: Further Pure 3

      Module 1: Series and limits

      Module 2: Polar coordinates

      Module 3: Differential equations

      Module 4: Differential equations first order

      Module 5: Differential equations second order

      Recommended reading

      Advanced Maths for AQA: Core Maths C1+C2

      Robert Smedley, OUP

      ISBN: 978-0199149360

      Advanced Maths for AQA: Core Maths C3+C4

      Garry Wiseman, OUP

      ISBN: 978-0199149872

      Assessment

      The AQA A Level Pure Mathematics qualification is gained once all 6 exam papers are successfully completed along with coursework. The first three exams make up the AS Level, the next tree exams comprise the A2 Level and together they form the A Level. These exams are administered by the AQA and assessment centre details will be included with your course, as well as practice papers so that you are more than prepared for your assessments. You will need to contact your local examination centre to work through your coursework requirements.

      In addition, there will be a number of tutor marked assessments (TMAs) to ensure that you have a thorough understanding of the course materials, with the tutor sending comments to guide you through any areas of potential difficulty, as well as a range of self-assessments that are indicators that you understand the materials as you work through them. These are for your own information, and do not need to be shown to your course tutor.

      Method of study

      Paper based pack

      This course is currently available in paper-based format, therefore, you will receive the full course materials as well as a useful study guide.

      Your study guide is crammed full of tips and information to help you get the most out of the learning experience, student skills, techniques for writing your assessment answers and instructions for submitting your TMAs online for marking by your specialist tutor.

      Tutor support

      Our A Level courses come with tutor feedback and support by email for 24 months. They will mark your TMAs and provide valuable guidance through any trickier parts of the course whenever you need it. You will also receive a study guide to help you with all aspects of studying, essay writing and general student skills.

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