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Mathematics Modules

CORE MATHEMATICS (Course Code CM) [Term 1, Level 0]

This module is covered by every foundation student. Basic Pure (Arithmetic and Algebra) is revised and is of Higher GCSE level standard, whilst some Decision Maths and extra Statistics of AS Level standard is also covered to extend beyond GCSE level in order to prepare for the extensive choice of option courses offered in Terms 2 and 3:

BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (Course Code BM) [Term 2, Level 1]

This option should be useful for students of Business, Economics, Social and Biological Sciences. Pure Maths is kept to a minimum; the Statistics content reaches AS level (“S1”) and the Decision Maths is part of its AS level counterpart (“D1”)

SCIENCE MATHEMATICS (Course Code SM) [Term 2, Level 1]

This option should be useful for students of Engineering, Architecture and the Physical Sciences. Pure Maths is kept to a minimum and the course covers basic Statics and Dynamics – the two components of Mechanics. The course reaches AS level (“M1”)

PURE MATHEMATICS (Course Code PM) [Term 2, Level 1]

This option covers some of the Pure Maths topics required to support the parallel Business and Science Maths courses. It is useful to follow this course if you intend to apply for the more ‘mathematical’ courses at University such as Physics, Engineering, Economics and Mathematics. The work covered is of AS Core Maths standard (“C1 & C2”)

EXTRA BUSINESS MATHEMATICS (Course Code XBM) [Term 3, Level 2]

If you wish to extend your knowledge of Statistics and Decision Maths, this course continues to build on the topics met in CM and BM. It covers works that is of A-level A2 standard (“S2”) and broadly speaking completes the content of Decision Maths (“D1”) to AS level. Two Pure topics are also covered.

EXTRA SCIENCE MATHEMATICS (Course Code XSM) [Term 3, Level 2]

If you wish to extend your knowledge of Mechanics, this course continues to build on the topics met in SM and reaches work of A2 standard (“M2”) of A-level. An extra topic is included for Architects and two Pure topics are also covered.

EXTRA PURE MATHEMATICS (Course Code XPM) [Term 3, Level 2]

If you intend to study rather more ‘mathematical’ degrees, this course should be useful in extending your knowledge of Pure Maths. The course continues to build on those met in PM and reaches A2 Core Maths level (“C3 and C4”) in the topics covered. It is intended to broaden your mathematical experience and includes topics you have probably never met before – ‘Complex Numbers’, ‘Polar Coordinates’ and Conic Sections’ – plus further work on ‘Trigonometry’, ‘Calculus’ and ‘Matrices’.

Each unit will be assessed with a written exam