EXAMINATION BOARD OCR (MEI) 3895/7895
Unit 1 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (C1)
Unit 2 Concepts for Advanced Mathematics (C2)
Unit 3 Mechanics 1 (M1)
Unit 4 Methods for Advanced Mathematics (C3)
Unit 5 Applications of Advanced Mathematics (C4)
Unit 6 Mechanics 2 (M2) or Statistics 1 (S1)
ABOUT THE COURSE
“Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe.” Galileo’s famous statement regarding the sometimes mystical but deeply profound connection between mathematics and the universe around us continues to resonate in the modern era. Mathematics is at once a language of pure rationality and (sometimes) imagination, as well as being the building blocks from which the sciences, physical and social, and engineering and so many other disciplines are built. This course is designed to provide breadth across a range of subject areas, as well as depth of focus in key ones. It also offers the opportunity to demonstrate that you can apply your Mathematical knowledge in practical ‘real-life’ modelling situations.
As well as building on knowledge gained at GCSE level in the areas of quadratic equations, sketching curves, coordinate geometry and trigonometry, the pure modules (C1-4) introduce a range of new content, including Calculus, natural logarithms and exponential functions, and finite and infinite sequences and series. In Mechanics 1, you will hone your mathematical modelling skills, are introduced to motion in 1-, 2-, and 3-dimensions, and will learn how to apply Newton’s three laws of motion to bodies and projectiles. Your final module over the two years will be either Statistics 1, building on what you have learnt at GCSE level, or Mechanics 2, which builds on the knowledge covered in Mechanics 1.