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Specification

This course follows the AQA Specification 6360.

Course Overview

There are 3 modules at AS level: MPC1, MPC2 and MFP1 and 3 at A2 level: MPC3, MPC4 and MFP3.

AS Level

Unit MCP1 – Pure Core 1

• Algebra • Quadratic functions • Differentiation • Integration

Unit MCP2 – Pure Core 2

• Algebra and Functions • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry • Exponentials and logarithms • Differentiation • Integration

Unit MFP1 – Further Pure 1

• Algebra and Graphs • Complex Numbers • Roots and Coefficients of a quadratic equation • Series • Calculus • Numerical Methods • Trigonometry • Matrices and Transformations

A2 Level

Unit MFP1 – Pure Core 3

• Algebra and Functions • Trigonometry • Exponentials and Logarithms • Differentiation • Integration • Numerical Methods

Unit MCP4 – Pure Core 4

• Algebra and Functions • Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry • Exponentials and Logarithms • Differentiation and Integration • Vectors

Unit MFP3 – Further Pure 3

• Series and Limits • Polar Coordinates • Differential Equations • Differential Equations – First Order • Differential Equations – Second Order

There is one examination for each module, and no coursework.

Each exam can be taken in January or May/June of each year.

A student who passes all three AS level modules achieves the qualification AS Pure Mathematics.

Passes in the 3 A2 level modules are then required to achieve the qualification A level Pure Mathematics.

The course builds on work covered in GCSE Maths at Higher Level.

You need to be familiar with all the mathematics at this level, and your skills should be at least up to Grade B standard. If you have not studied maths for some time, it would be advisable to brush up your skills by revising some of the Higher Level GCSE topics. One way to do this is on the BBC website "GCSE Bitesize" which provides an interactive revision programme.

This A level course is designed for students working at home. The topics are presented in small "chunks" with worked examples followed by activities for the student. Revision tests are provided after every three or four sections, and there is a Test Paper at the end of each module, which is a mock exam, so you should revise the content of the module before you do the Test Paper.

You will need a graphics calculator, but you will also need to be skilled in manipulating numbers without using a calculator. In particular, no calculator is allowed in the exam for the first module, and the work in this module is built around working out answers without a calculator.

The course is self-contained; you can learn everything you need by working through the materials provided. But if you want to read the same content elsewhere, the best resource is the series of books written especially for the AQA Specification. These are published by Oxford University Press, and the series title is "Advanced Maths for AQA". The books relevant to this course are:

Core Maths C1 + C2, Core Maths C3 + C4, and Further Pure FP1. At the time of writing, OUP had not published a book for the module FP3, though this may be in preparation. A large part of the content of FP3 is Differential Equations, and there are many textbooks which cover this topic.

Beyond this, there are many other mathematics textbooks, too numerous to list, but the Internet is probably a better additional resource for help with particular topics. Many academic institutions provide websites presenting mathematical topics with practice questions. A search, for example, on "area under a curve" will bring up several web pages which you should find helpful.

On this course you work at your own pace. You need to do some forward planning to work out when you will be ready to take the exams, and you will need to register your exam entries at the appropriate time. All administrative details are given in the specification, which you can download from the AQA website.

Study Time

To complete a full A level it will take in the region of 200 study hours.

Pre-requisites

You need to be familiar with all the mathematics at this level, and your skills should be at least up to Grade B standard. If you have not studied maths for some time, it would be advisable to brush up your skills by revising some of the Higher Level GCSE topics. One way to do this is on the BBC website "GCSE Bitesize" which provides an interactive revision programme.

Support

As a student of MyDistance Learning College you will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

Examination Centres

MyDistance Learning College provides expertise support and advice for students in their studies through their comprehensive course packs and tutoring system.

However, we do stress that it is the student’s responsibility to find a centre to register and take their exams with. We are aware that sometimes this is difficult or even impossible to arrange.

Now we have come to an arrangement with centres in Birmingham, Bristol and Harrogate so please contact them directly for fees and a timetable.

We realise this may still involve a good deal of travelling for some students but the long-term benefits of being able to gain A Levels far outweigh the short-term expense and inconvenience.

Recommended Centres

English Maths Science Tuition Centre Ltd.

40 Showell Green lane

Sparkhill Birmingham, B11 4JP England United Kingdom

Tel: 0121-771-1298

info@englishandmaths.com

http://www.englishandmaths.com/Index.php

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3A Tutors Ltd 1A High Street Staple Hill Bristol BS16 5HA

Tel: 0117 9109931

Email: enquiries@3at.org.uk

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Harrogate Tutorial College 2 The Oval Harrogate HG2 9BA

Telephone +44(0)1423 501041

E-Mail study@htcuk.org

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Campbell Harris Tutors Ltd 185 Kensington High Street London W8 6SH Telephone 020 7937 0032

Email principal@campbellharris.co.uk

Web Site http://campbellharris.co.uk/Content.asp?ID=18

Please visit AQA for exam information.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/admin/p_private.php

In some cases you should be prepared to travel to another town or city to take your exams.

The contract for sitting exams is between you and the centre and we will provide you with comprehensive instructions on when and how to deal with the examination centre

SNAPSHOT

AS

UNIT 1 - Co-ordinate Geometry

UNIT 2 - Quadratic functions

UNIT 3 – Polynomials

UNIT 4 – Differentiation

UNIT 5 – Integration

A2

UNIT 1 - Polar Coordinates

UNIT 2 - Series and Limits

UNIT 3 - Overview of Differential Equations

UNIT 4 - First Order Differential Equations

UNIT 5 - Second Order Differential Equations

UNIT 6 - Solving Differential Equations by substitution

UNIT 7 - Limits and Integrals

UNIT 8 - Numerical Solution of Differential Equations

 

When you have successfully completed this course you will receive an A-Level in Pure Maths. Once you have this certification you will be able to further enhance your employability in the sector, industry or area of interest by continuing your studies to the next level if you wish.

Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?

Yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Why do I have to find a centre myself?

We have students all over the UK and Europe and it is impossible for us to arrange dates and times for individual students.

What if I cannot find an examination centre in my home town?

If you wish to gain the qualification then be prepared to travel it is worth it!

How much are exam fees?

These vary from centre to centre so please check with your local centre.

Are the courses paper based or on-line?

All our courses are paper based and come in attractive sturdy folders.

How do I contact my tutor?

Tutors are all working Teachers or Lecturers so contact is by email only.

Why can I not take my exams when I have completed the course and why do I have to wait?

Exams are taken at the same times as schools and colleges and are not flexible.

I want to take my exams but there are only a few months to study, is this possible?

Depending on the time of year, it is sometimes impossible to complete your studies in a short space of time as your work has to be marked and checked. More importantly the examination boards have cut off times which are not flexible.

Will I receive UCAS points on completion of this course?

Yes all of our A Levels carry UCAS points. The number of points awarded will depend on the grade you achieve.

What is Pure Math?

Pure math is the study of maths in depth from algebra to geometry.

Why did you decide to study Pure math as an A-Level?

I knew from leaving school I wanted to study Pure Math at university level as I had always had an interest around this area and enjoyed studying this at GCSE level. I studied Pure Math at A-Level to ensure I would be able to study at university level.

How long did it take to complete the A-Level?

It took me 18 months to complete the AS and A2 to have the complete A-Level.

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Specification

This course follows the AQA Specification 6360.

Course Overview

There are 3 modules at AS level: MPC1, MPC2 and MFP1 and 3 at A2 level: MPC3, MPC4 and MFP3.

AS Level

Unit MCP1 – Pure Core 1

• Algebra • Quadratic functions • Differentiation • Integration

Unit MCP2 – Pure Core 2

• Algebra and Functions • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry • Exponentials and logarithms • Differentiation • Integration

Unit MFP1 – Further Pure 1

• Algebra and Graphs • Complex Numbers • Roots and Coefficients of a quadratic equation • Series • Calculus • Numerical Methods • Trigonometry • Matrices and Transformations

A2 Level

Unit MFP1 – Pure Core 3

• Algebra and Functions • Trigonometry • Exponentials and Logarithms • Differentiation • Integration • Numerical Methods

Unit MCP4 – Pure Core 4

• Algebra and Functions • Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane • Sequences and Series • Trigonometry • Exponentials and Logarithms • Differentiation and Integration • Vectors

Unit MFP3 – Further Pure 3

• Series and Limits • Polar Coordinates • Differential Equations • Differential Equations – First Order • Differential Equations – Second Order

There is one examination for each module, and no coursework.

Each exam can be taken in January or May/June of each year.

A student who passes all three AS level modules achieves the qualification AS Pure Mathematics.

Passes in the 3 A2 level modules are then required to achieve the qualification A level Pure Mathematics.

The course builds on work covered in GCSE Maths at Higher Level.

You need to be familiar with all the mathematics at this level, and your skills should be at least up to Grade B standard. If you have not studied maths for some time, it would be advisable to brush up your skills by revising some of the Higher Level GCSE topics. One way to do this is on the BBC website "GCSE Bitesize" which provides an interactive revision programme.

This A level course is designed for students working at home. The topics are presented in small "chunks" with worked examples followed by activities for the student. Revision tests are provided after every three or four sections, and there is a Test Paper at the end of each module, which is a mock exam, so you should revise the content of the module before you do the Test Paper.

You will need a graphics calculator, but you will also need to be skilled in manipulating numbers without using a calculator. In particular, no calculator is allowed in the exam for the first module, and the work in this module is built around working out answers without a calculator.

The course is self-contained; you can learn everything you need by working through the materials provided. But if you want to read the same content elsewhere, the best resource is the series of books written especially for the AQA Specification. These are published by Oxford University Press, and the series title is "Advanced Maths for AQA". The books relevant to this course are:

Core Maths C1 + C2, Core Maths C3 + C4, and Further Pure FP1. At the time of writing, OUP had not published a book for the module FP3, though this may be in preparation. A large part of the content of FP3 is Differential Equations, and there are many textbooks which cover this topic.

Beyond this, there are many other mathematics textbooks, too numerous to list, but the Internet is probably a better additional resource for help with particular topics. Many academic institutions provide websites presenting mathematical topics with practice questions. A search, for example, on "area under a curve" will bring up several web pages which you should find helpful.

On this course you work at your own pace. You need to do some forward planning to work out when you will be ready to take the exams, and you will need to register your exam entries at the appropriate time. All administrative details are given in the specification, which you can download from the AQA website.

Study Time

To complete a full A level it will take in the region of 200 study hours.

Pre-requisites

You need to be familiar with all the mathematics at this level, and your skills should be at least up to Grade B standard. If you have not studied maths for some time, it would be advisable to brush up your skills by revising some of the Higher Level GCSE topics. One way to do this is on the BBC website "GCSE Bitesize" which provides an interactive revision programme.

Support

As a student of MyDistance Learning College you will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course to ensure you are ready for your examinations.

Examination Centres

MyDistance Learning College provides expertise support and advice for students in their studies through their comprehensive course packs and tutoring system.

However, we do stress that it is the student’s responsibility to find a centre to register and take their exams with. We are aware that sometimes this is difficult or even impossible to arrange.

Now we have come to an arrangement with centres in Birmingham, Bristol and Harrogate so please contact them directly for fees and a timetable.

We realise this may still involve a good deal of travelling for some students but the long-term benefits of being able to gain A Levels far outweigh the short-term expense and inconvenience.

Recommended Centres

English Maths Science Tuition Centre Ltd.

40 Showell Green lane

Sparkhill Birmingham, B11 4JP England United Kingdom

Tel: 0121-771-1298

info@englishandmaths.com

http://www.englishandmaths.com/Index.php

------------------

3A Tutors Ltd 1A High Street Staple Hill Bristol BS16 5HA

Tel: 0117 9109931

Email: enquiries@3at.org.uk

--------------------

Harrogate Tutorial College 2 The Oval Harrogate HG2 9BA

Telephone +44(0)1423 501041

E-Mail study@htcuk.org

---------------------

Campbell Harris Tutors Ltd 185 Kensington High Street London W8 6SH Telephone 020 7937 0032

Email principal@campbellharris.co.uk

Web Site http://campbellharris.co.uk/Content.asp?ID=18

Please visit AQA for exam information.

http://www.aqa.org.uk/admin/p_private.php

In some cases you should be prepared to travel to another town or city to take your exams.

The contract for sitting exams is between you and the centre and we will provide you with comprehensive instructions on when and how to deal with the examination centre

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