## Course information (AQA 7356)

**Duration:** 32 Weeks

**Course Dates:** September 2017 - June 2018

**Type:** Part Time

**Cost: **£895

### Entry Requirements

You must have already achieved a GCSE in mathematics at grades A-C or 7+.

### Course Content

This course has been designed to stimulate, inspire and expand your maths knowledge in order for you to reach your full potential. We provide appropriate exercises to suit your ability level and help you stretch and challenge yourself. You will develop your mathematical skills and engage in lively classes that cover the following topics:

Core content

• Mathematical argument, language and proof

• Mathematical problem solving

• Mathematical modelling

• Proof

• Algebra and functions

• Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

• Sequences and series

• Trigonometry

• Exponentials and logarithms

• Differentiation

• Integration

• Vectors

• Statistical sampling

• Data presentation and interpretation

• Probability

• Statistical distributions

• Statistical hypothesis testing

• Quantities and units in mechanics

• Kinematics

• Forces and Newton’s laws

You will develop fluent knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical methods and concepts, and acquire, select and apply mathematical techniques to solve problems. This will allow you to reason mathematically, make deductions and inferences and draw conclusions - whilst developing skills to comprehend, interpret and communicate mathematical information in a variety of forms appropriate to the information and context.

## Method of Study

You will attend a 3 hour class each week where you will work collaboratively with your fellow students, and where you will engage in stimulating discussions and classroom-based exercises to support your development and learning. You will also be required to complete work at home independently.

### Method of Assessment

**Paper 1:** You will sit a written examination (1 hour 30 minutes) worth 80 marks (50% of AS)

Content from the following sections:

• Proof

• Algebra and functions

• Coordinate geometry

• Sequences and series

• Trigonometry

• Exponentials and logarithms

• Differentiation

• Integration

• Vectors

• Quantities and units in mechanics

• Kinematics

• Forces and Newton’s laws

**Paper 2:** You will sit a written examination (1 hour 30 minutes) worth 80 marks (50% of AS)

Content from the following sections:

• Proof

• Algebra and functions

• Coordinate geometry

• Sequences and series

• Trigonometry

• Exponentials and logarithms

• Differentiation

• Integration

• Statistical sampling

• Data presentation and interpretation

• Probability

• Statistical distributions

• Statistical hypothesis testing

### What Can I Do Next?

This AS Level in mathematics is your gateway to a successful tomorrow. Attaining this qualification will allow you to progress onto further A level maths courses and universities, and provide you with better job and promotion prospects.