Mathematics A-Level Part 1

This course will help you to develop excellent numeracy skills and gain a sound ability to interpret and process data sets. You’ll also learn to be resilient and to think creatively and strategically, developing the strong mathematical knowledge needed to write structured solutions and formulate reasoned arguments.

PET offers A-levels in two parts. Upon completing Part 1, you can choose either to take your AS exam (a qualification marking the first year of a full A-level) or continue on to Part 2 to build up to a full A-level.

The course contains five lessons:

  1. Pure Mathematics 1 (Algebra 1, Indices and surds, coordinate geometry, quadratics, graphs, trigonometry 1)
  2. Pure Mathematics 2 ( Algebra 2, circles, binomial expansion, differentiation 1, exponentials and logarithms 1)
  3. Pure Mathematics 3 (Trigonometry 2, differentiation 2, exponentials and logarithms 2, integration, vectors)
  4. Statistics 1 (Mathematical models in statistics, measures of location and spread, representing data, probability, hypothesis testing)
  5. Mechanics 1 (Mathematical models in mechanics, Kinematics of a particle moving in a straight line, forces, vectors in mechanics, variable acceleration)

Entry Requirements: Level 2 English and Maths

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based

Assignments: Six written assignments. These do not contribute toward the final grade.

Exams: Two exams (Funding not included – you will need to re-apply to PET for the exam fees).

  1. 2 hours (62.5% of marks) – Calculator
  2. 1 hour 15 minutes (37.5% of marks) – Calculator

Prison Support Requirements: Support completion and submission of assignments. Organize and facilitate exams.

Tutor Support: Yes

What’s Next?  Maths A-Level Part 2

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