Fast Track a Level in Mathematics
A Level
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Typology
A Level

Methodology
Online

Class hours
200h

Duration
1 Year

Start
Different dates available
Description
The course is designed to give you a well rounded knowledge of the subject and to give you the ability to carry on your studies at a higher level. At Level 3 you are not required to have any previous knowledge of the subject, as the materials will take you from no previous knowledge up to Level 3. For Level 5/HND subjects you will be required to have studied at Level 3 or above before enrolment.
Suitable for:
Suitable for: this course is suitable for all students over the age of 17. Students can study on this course no matter where you are in the world. The course is made up of various units and each build up your knowledge base of the subject. Courses are all delivered in english.
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This course is suitable for anyone over 16 years old. We suggest that the GCSE in the subject is also completed prior to enrolment.
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Subjects
 Problem Solving
 Basic IT
 English
 Mathematics
 Mechanics
 Calculus
 Algebra
 Logic
 Geometry
 Grammar
 GCSE Mathematics
 Trigonometry
 Kinematics
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Course programme
Fast Track A Level in Mathematics (Full AS+A2)
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 ALevel Mathematics. Oxford College offers the main modules 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.
For each module there are two or three formal tutormarked assessments which, when completed, should be sent to your tutor, via email 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.
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.
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
A 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
Additional Information
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
Fast Track a Level in Mathematics