Mathematics - A2

L3 Level 3
Full Time
7 September 2020 — 11 June 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

About this course

The Mathematics A2 programme follows on from AS Mathematics (Legacy) and should be taken in conjunction with two or three other subjects and the Welsh Baccalaureate. 

Based at our City Centre campus in Cardiff, learners may be able to take this qualification as a part-time student.

A-Level Mathematics is a good choice for pupils due to the flexibility that it offers: 

  • It supports other subjects such as all three sciences, Psychology, Information Technology and many others. 
  • It develops your ability to think logically and present formal arguments, which is essential in any career.
  • It is a challenging qualification, welcomed by all universities, whichever degree course you apply to study.

What you will study

During the course the following areas will be covered:

Unit 3: Pure Mathematics B

Written examination : 2 hours 30 minutes

35% of A level qualification

Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the knowledge, skills and understanding implicit in Unit 1.

Topics include –

Proof by contradiction

Simplify rational expressions, including by factorising and cancelling and by algebraic division

Sketch curves defined by the modulus of a linear function.

Understand and use composite functions; inverse functions and their graphs

Unit 4: Applied Mathematics B

Written examination: 1 hour 45 minutes

25% of A level qualification

Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the knowledge, skills and understanding implicit in Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3.

The paper will comprise two sections:

Section A: Statistics (40 marks)

Section B: Differential Equations and Mechanics (40 marks)

Further information on the course specification can be found via the WJEC website; https://www.wjec.co.uk/qualifications/mathematics/r-mathematics-gce-2017/

Entry requirements

Successful completion of AS programme including satisfactory attendance and tutor recommendation.

Teaching and assessment

Three written exams

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

7 September 2020

End date

11 June 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

4.5 hours per week

Location

City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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Course code

A2CC3F11
L3

Qualification

GCE A Level in Mathematics
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