AS in Mathematics 8371 (Maths)

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AS in Mathematics 8371 (Maths)

Oxford College is pleased to offer the Edexcel A Level in mathematics.

The study of Mathematics is highly respected by Universities who look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate knowledge in this subject. In addition the Oxford College course in mathematics will help you to; to gain knowledge and understanding of Mathematics direct study of the original sources. It will encourage and develop your enthusiasm for maths as well as give you the chance to form your own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study. It will help you to further and enhance your mathematics and evaluative skills such as geometry and algebra and other additional tools to like the mechanics based questions, to use with the kinematic equations.

The AS maths course is organised in a modular format and spans Core modules (C1 and C2) and Mechanics modules (M1). The course aims to develop a deeper understanding of some of the most important topics in mathematics which play a crucial role in the world around us, in everything from technology to our understanding of the universe. The course builds upon existing knowledge as well as introducing completely new and challenging topics.

The material corresponds to the Edexcel Modular Mathematics text books and these should be purchased to review with the course material. Each module has a formal tutor marked assessment which acts to check your understanding of the course material and will highlight any gaps in your knowledge which your tutor will be able to identify and address before you move on to the next module.

The AS Units

Unit 1 - C1 introduces the topic of differentiation which is the cornerstone of the solution to many real world mathematical problems. The course also includes modules on polynomial equations and deals with ways of manipulating these expressions. The course also looks at graphing these functions and considers turning points, intersection and the behaviour of graphs at extreme values. Tools in understanding co-ordinate geometry are also developed, specifically looking at the multiple forms of an equation of a straight line and graphical rules for translation, and reflections. The concept of surds and rational and irrational numbers is also introduced.

Unit2 - C2 builds on your algebra skills and teaches you how to simplify expressions as well as a new take on long division to enable you to perform division on functions which contain variables and teach you how you can use the factor and remainder theorem to quickly get to the correct answer. Your knowledge of trigonometry will be enhanced by learning about the Radian and the course considers the graphs of trigonometric functions and how you can think about problems graphically. The course also introduces some trigonometric identities and equations. The topic of co-ordinate geometry looks in more depths at circles and we introduce the concept of a geometric series. Integration, as the inverse of differentiation is also introduced giving you a powerful set of tools to tackle a wide range of mathematical subjects.

Mechanics 1- M1 The Final module is M1, this is concerned with the mathematical models used to describe real world physical systems. The first topic on Vectors looks at how we can represent physical objects and their properties and interactions in a mathematical way. The next topic termed Kinematics looks at how we can represent a particle moving in a straight line and introduces the constant acceleration equations which relate its speed at different times to its acceleration. Statics of a particle considers forces acting on an object and the notion of equilibrium and the effect friction plays in this. The subsequent topic of Dynamics bring the previous 3 topics together and looks at the more complex case when an object is moving and subjected to different forces and resultant accelerations and the course considers the concepts of impulse and momentum and we also explore how connected particles and pulleys can be used in a system

 

Examinations are held each year in the months of May through to July.

What's Included

Online Learning Documentation, Online Resources and Tutor support for 1 year.

Further Information

Your course is delivered online via the Oxford Learning On Campus website.

January 2013 will be the last January exam period. All future exams will be held during the May - June exam period only.

In the student 'On Campus' area you are also able to take part in the student chat room and forums as part of our online student community.

After enrolling online you will receive your username and password to access the On Campus area within 3 working days.

Students are required to arrange and pay for their examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification.

Materials and support provided by Oxford Learning. Oxford Learning

 

Course Fee

£215.00

Payment by Instalments

Students are able to pay course fees in monthly instalments. Click here to download our instalment plan.

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