A Level Mathematics
- Week 1: Monday 4 April – Friday 8 April
- Week 2: Monday 11 April – Friday 15 April
- Week 3: Monday 18 April – Friday 22 April]
(Good Friday is 15 April; Easter Monday is 18 April)
Suitable for all examination boards.
Length of Course
17.5 hours for AS Level
35 hours for A Level
9.00am to 12.30pm or 1.00pm to 4.30pm daily
Topic 1 (AS) – Core Mathematics: Proof, Algebra and Functions (Indices and surds, Simultaneous equations, Inequalities, Factor Theorem, Graphs Sketching, Transformations of Graphs) and Binomial Expansion.
Topic 2 (AS) – Core Mathematics: Coordinate geometry (Straight Line, Circle), Trigonometry (Sine and Cosine Rules, Trigonometric graphs, Trigonometric Identities), Exponentials and Logarithms (Exponential and Logarithmic Graph, Exponential Growth and Decay, Law of Logarithms).
Topic 3 (AS) – Core Mathematics: Differentiation (Differentiation from first principles, Tangents, Maximum and Minimum, Second derivatives), Integration (Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Definite Integration).
Topic 4 (AS) – Mechanics: Vectors (Vector algebra, Position Vectors), Quantities and Units, Kinematics (Motion Graphs, SUVAT, Calculus in Kinematics) and Forces.
Topic 5 (AS) – Statistics: Sampling, Data Representation and Interpretation (Histograms, Scatter Diagrams, Regression line, Averages, Spread, Outliers), Probability, Binomial Distribution and Hypothesis Testing.
Topic 6 (2nd Year) – Core Mathematics: Algebraic fractions and division, Partial fractions, the Binomial Expansion, Iterative Methods, Series and Sequences, Differentiation; including the chain, product and quotient rules, Implicit and Parametric differentiation.
Topic 7 (2nd Year) – Core Mathematics: Radian measures including sectors and small angle approximation, Trigonometry including the Pythagorean Identities, the Addition formulae and the Double Angle formulae; Functions including domain and range, composite, inverse and modulus functions.
Topic 8 (2nd Year) – Core Mathematics: Integration including methods by substitution, by partial fractions, by parts, by use of trigonometric identities and trapezium rule. Application to differential equations; Vectors in 3D and solving geometrical problems, Proof by contradiction.
Topic 9 (2nd Year) – Statistics: Probability including sum and products laws, conditional probabilities, independent and mutually exclusive events, Venn and tree diagrams; Correlation and Regression with Hypothesis testing, the Normal distribution.
Topic 10 (2nd Year) – Mechanics: Moments including tilting problems, Projectiles, Further kinematics including variable acceleration and using calculus, Statics of particles and rigid bodies, Equilibrium of a particle under the action of forces such as weight, normal reaction, tension and friction, coefficient of friction, Dynamics of a particle including motion of two connected particles.
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