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A' Level Mathematics (Full AS/A2) FAST TRACK

  • Price £365 Was £456.25
    Offer ends 31/12/2014 Save 20%
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  • Course type Distance learning course
  • Duration 1 Year, Part-time
  • Qualification A' Level (Full AS/A2)
  • Awarded by Edexcel
  • i Tutor is available to students.

Overview

A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain an A Level in Mathematics. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning A Level Mathematics is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for the A Level Mathematics exam through home study. What's more, because the distance learning A Level Maths course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.

Our Fast Track A Level courses are 1 year courses with which you will receive priority tutor support throughout the duration. Upon completion of the course you will receive a certificate awarded by a national awarding body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. We also offer UCAS points with these courses which will vary depending on the grade you receive.

By the end of your course, you will be able to work with complex functions and understand how to calculate forces in mechanics. You will cover topics such as geometry, calculus, trigonometry and algebra and gain the ability to manipulate figures, and use abstract reasoning and logic in problem solving.

FORMAT OF COURSE

There are many modules that make up A-Level Mathematics. The main modules are as follows:

Core 1
Core 2
Mechanics 1
Core 3
Core 4
Mechanics 2

The first three modules constitute AS Level and the later three modules are A2 Level. Each module is presented separately. The content of the modules have references to Edexcel Modular Mathematics textbooks, which will need to be purchased in conjunction with the course. The course builds up understanding of key mathematical concepts gradually and sequentially.

Topics such as differentiation and integration are covered in all the Core modules and form part of the essential mathematical toolkit needed for higher study.

Mathematics has a distinct vocabulary, notation and terminology all of its own – for many mathematics is a language. You are expected not only to recognise and understand notation and vocabulary in examination papers, but use them correctly in your answers. If you have problems remembering these it is a good idea to write them on index cards or to develop a file of key words as you go along in order to help you learn them.

HOME STUDY SUPPORT 

Your tutor will support you with your project formulation and give you guidance with appropriate topics and ideas.

You will be provided with comprehensive online materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact a Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.

Your tutor will give you various resource sites to visit and there is extra material in the student support portal. In addition there are several supporting texts books for this course but again this depends on which approach you are following and which book best suits your individual needs

Further information can be obtained through Edexcel. The final assessment criteria and structure is the same regardless of which approach you choose.

COURSE RESOURCES 

You will also require the following text books for your course:

Core 1 Edexcel AS Mathematics
Core 2 Edexcel AS Mathematics
Mechanics 1 Edexcel AS Mathematics

All by Keith Pledger et al. Published by Heinemann

COURSE ASSESSMENT 

For each module there are two or three formal tutor-marked assessments which, when completed, should be sent to your tutor, via e-mail or conventional post. All of the information within the units is written in line with the requirements of the Edexcel examination board specification and the demands of the examination.

All units are broken down into clear subject topics, and students should spend the amount of time studying for each topic as advised by their course tutor. Each topic module has been written for ease of understanding and topic coverage may be of different length and difficulty depending on the level of detail and information required. You will need to study the modules in the sequence provided.

The AS and A2 modules link together and assessment is all done by examination as there is no coursework option.

Description

The Fast Track A' Level Mathematics (AS/A2) course is divided into six comprehensive modules:

AS Level Module 1 – Core Mathematics 1
Topics included:
Algebra and functions
Quadratic functions
Equations and inequalities
Sketching curves
Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
Sequence and series
Differentiation
Integration

Module 2 – Core Mathematics 2
Topics included:
Algebra and functions
The sine and cosine rules
Exponentials and logarithms
Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
The binomial expansion
Radian measure and its application
Geometric sequences and series
Graphs of trigonometric functions
Trigonometrical identities and simple equations
Intergration

Module 3 – Mechanics 1
Topics included:
Mathematical models in mechanics
Kinematics of particles
Dynamics of particles
Statics of a particle
Moments
Vectors

A2 Level Module 4 – Core 3
Topics included:
Algebraic fractions
Functions
The exponential and log functions
Numerical methods
Transforming graphs of functions
Trigonometry: looking at the secant, cosecant and cotangent
Differentiation: using the various rules for complex functions

Module 5 – Core 4
Topics included:
Partial fractions
The binomial expansion
Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
Vectors
Differentiation
Integration

Module 6 – Mechanics 2
Topics included:
Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line or plane
Centres of mass
Work, energy and power
Collisions
Statics of rigid bodies

Requirements

Mathematics GCSE Grade C or above

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