MATHS - Summer Preparation Booklet New Students' Information Online 2020 - Joseph Chamberlain College

 
MATHS - Summer Preparation Booklet New Students' Information Online 2020 - Joseph Chamberlain College
New Students’ Information Online 2020

Summer Preparation Booklet

    MATHS
MATHS - Summer Preparation Booklet New Students' Information Online 2020 - Joseph Chamberlain College
MATHS - Summer Preparation Booklet New Students' Information Online 2020 - Joseph Chamberlain College
SUBJECT LISTED:

>   Mathematics [AS]
>   Further Mathematics [AS]
>   Mathematical Studies [AS only]
>   Mathematics [GCSE]

                 New Students’ Day 2020
           Joseph Chamberlain College
MATHS - Summer Preparation Booklet New Students' Information Online 2020 - Joseph Chamberlain College
Mathematics [AS]
MATHEMATICS
AS-Level

  ► What are the main features of this course?

  If you enjoy algebra, you are highly likely to enjoy AS Maths. You will
  study a mixture of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Pure
  mathematics builds on the algebra and trigonometry work you have
  studied at GCSE and introduces calculus. Mechanics includes vectors,
  kinematics, forces and Newton’s Laws. Statistics includes sampling,
  interpretation of data, probability, the introduction to statistical
  distributions and hypothesis testing.
  A range of online resources will be available, including Dr Frost Maths
  and Integral Maths.

  ► Hours of lessons per week: 5

  ► Indicative group size: 20

  ► How is the course assessed?

  The course is linear with two exams at the end of your AS year. Each
  paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is made up of a mix of question
  styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

  ► Where can I go next?

  Progression onto the second year to complete a full A Level. A-level
  Mathematics is extremely useful in many fields. It is essential, not only for
  the study of Mathematics and Pure Sciences, but also for all forms of
  engineering, along with Physics and Computer Science. It is accepted
  as a strong qualification for Medicine. It can also lead to courses in
  Economics, Business Studies, Law and Computing.

            Need More Information? Contact:
                 Chris Huffer
                 Head of Maths
                 chuffer@jcc.ac.uk
AS MATHEMATICS

  SUBJECT OVERVIEW
  If you enjoy working with algebra and the challenges of
  logical problem solving, you will enjoy AS Mathematics.

  The course is a mixture of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and
  Statistics in the ratio 4:1:1

  Pure Mathematics begins as an extension of the work you
  have studied at GCSE, such as algebra and trigonometry.
  Eventually you will study one of the major disciplines in modern
  mathematics – calculus.

  Mechanics includes the study of motion, forces, projectiles
  and vectors. You may have already studied aspects of
  Mechanics within Physics and there are strong links between
  AS Physics and the Mechanics section of AS Mathematics.

  Statistics is the analysis and interpretation of data. You will
  learn how to collect data, analyse it and interpret it, using
  some concepts you will be familiar with (averages and
  spread) and others that you are unlikely to have met
  previously such as hypothesis testing.

New Students’ Day 2020
Joseph Chamberlain College
SUMMER CHALLENGE
>    This course requires strong algebraic skills, regular practice
     and resilience. Demonstrate those skills by revising your higher
     level GCSE algebra topics.

>    If you need a reminder of any of these skills, you may find the
     following sites useful:
     https://www.youtube.com/user/hegartymaths
     https://corbettmaths.com
     http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/step-up/index.htm

>    Click on the following link and print off the sheet of questions
     on algebraic topics and complete the questions before
     enrolment day.
     http://www.jcc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Summer-
     2020-work-for-starting-AS-maths.pdf

    HINTS & TIPS
>    You will need to buy a Casio FX–991EX Classwiz
     calculator for your AS Mathematics course – we sell
     these in the maths office for £24.

     Get organised – buy a lever arch folder and dividers to file
>    your notes as well as black pens, pencils and a ruler.

>    Get excited about Maths!
     Watch films such as:
      • The Imitation Game
      • Good Will Hunting
      • A Beautiful Mind

                             AS MATHEMATICS
Further
Mathematics [AS]
FURTHER MATHEMATICS
AS Level

  ► What are the main features of this course?
  If you would like to get a much deeper understanding of mathematics
  then AS Further Mathematics may be suitable for you. The Further
  Mathematics course builds on the ideas in Pure Mathematics (calculus,
  trigonometry, algebra and vectors) as well as introducing some rather
  different ideas in areas such as complex numbers, polar coordinates and
  hyperbolic functions.

  We have also chosen components in Mechanics and Statistics as our
  options for the Applied part of the AQA course.

  To study Further Mathematics you must also study Mathematics so you will
  spend 10 hours each week in the Maths department. In addition, a range
  of online resources will be available, including Dr Frost Maths and Integral
  Maths.

  ► Hours of lessons per week: 5

  ► Indicative group size: 12

  ► How is the course assessed?
  The course is linear with two exams at the end of your AS year. Each paper
  is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is made up of a mix of question styles, from
  short, single-mark questions to unstructured, multi-step problems.

  ► Where can I go next?
  Progression onto the second year to complete a full A Level. Further
  Mathematics is an A-level which is extremely useful in many fields. It is highly
  advantageous, not only for the study of Mathematics and Pure Sciences,
  but also for all forms of engineering and Physics. Many university courses in
  Economics and Computing may also require an AS or A-level in Further
  Mathematics

              Need More Information? Contact:
                   Chris Huffer
                   Head of Maths
                   chuffer@jcc.ac.uk
AS FURTHER MATHEMATICS

  SUBJECT OVERVIEW
  If you would like to get a much deeper understanding of
  mathematics then AS Further Mathematics may be a good
  option for you. You must study Further Mathematics
  alongside AS Mathematics.

  • Some of the topics you will study are:

             Mathematical Modelling
             Problem Solving
             Mathematical Argument
             Language and Proof

  • Further Mathematics builds on the ideas in Pure
    Mathematics

           Calculus,
           Trigonometry,
           Further Algebra and
           Vectors
           Complex numbers,
           Hyperbolic functions and
           Polar coordinates

New Students’ Day 2020
Joseph Chamberlain College
SUMMER CHALLENGE
>    Success on this course depends on very strong algebraic
     skills. Go through your higher GCSE notes or an equivalent
     textbook and revise all the algebra topics.

>    If you need a reminder of any of these skills, you may find the
     following sites useful:
     https://www.youtube.com/user/hegartymaths
     https://corbettmaths.com
     http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/step-up/index.htm

>    Click on the following link and print off the sheet of questions
     on algebraic topics and complete the questions before
     enrolment day.
     http://www.jcc.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Summer-
     2020-work-for-starting-AS-maths.pdf

    HINTS & TIPS
>    You will need to buy a Casio fx-991EX CLASSWIZ (we
     sell these fro £24) for AS Mathematics and a graphical
     calculator for Further Mathematics which we will
     provide for you on a lease.

     Log onto www.mymaths.co.uk             www.mathsnetalevel.com
>    username: josephc                      Login: jcc
     password: circle                       password: revision

>    Get excited about Maths!
     Read books such as:
      • ‘The Music of the Primes’ by Marcus du Sautoy
      • ‘The Code Book’ by Simon Singh

                           AS FURTHER MATHEMATICS
Mathematical
Studies [AS only]
MATHEMATICAL STUDIES
AS-Level only

  ► What are the main features of this course?

  If you enjoy mathematics and are interested in its applications to
  the real world, then AS Mathematical Studies is the course for
  you. This one year AS Level course consists of Mathematics for
  personal finance, estimation to solve real world problems and
  examining data sets including critical analysis of data in the
  media.
  In addition, a range of online resources will be available,
  including Dr Frost Maths and Integral Maths.

  ► Hours of lessons per week: 5

  ► Indicative group size: 20

  ► How is the course assessed?

  The course is linear with two exams at the end of the year. Each
  paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is made up of a mix of
  question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step
  problems.

  ► Where can I go next?

  AS Mathematical Studies is extremely useful in many fields. It is of
  particular importance in Business Studies, the Humanities, Social
  Sciences and the Sciences.

            Need More Information? Contact:
                Chris Huffer
                Head of Maths
                chuffer@jcc.ac.uk
AS MATHEMATICAL STUDIES

   SUBJECT OVERVIEW
  AS Mathematical Studies - This one-year course allows students to
  discover and analyse mathematics in the real world. A new
  qualification that is highly regarded by Universities.

  Topics covered include –
       • Statistics and Data
       • Income Tax and National Insurance
       • Mortgages, Loans and Bank Accounts
       • Mathematics in the Media
       • Correlation and Regression
       • Normal Distribution and Confidence Intervals

  Entry Requirements –
       • At least a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths
       • At least a Grade 4 in GCSE English
       • 4 other GCSEs at Grade 4 or higher

  Exam Board – AQA

  Careers and Higher Education – Provides a good alternative to AS
  Mathematics and AS Statistics for those who want to do maths at
  college but don’t want to study a full course for two years.

New Students’ Day 2020
Joseph Chamberlain College
SUMMER CHALLENGE
>   Make sure that you are confident with data handling and
    statistics from GCSE as this forms the basis of the start of the
    course – revise these topics from your GCSE notes or use a
    suitable textbook or the websites listed below.

>   If you need a reminder of any of these skills, you may find the
    following sites useful:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/hegartymaths
    https://corbettmaths.com
    http://www.cimt.org.uk/projects/mepres/step-up/index.htm

>   Collect some data about a topic of your choice and display
    this effectively with analysis of the data and appropriate
    graphs. The best presentation will get a prize in the first week
    of term.

    HINTS & TIPS
>   We follow the AQA specification and further details
    can be found at www.aqa.org.uk
    Note – we are only studying Paper 1 and Paper 2A.

    This course looks at mathematics in the real world so it
>   would be good practice to be aware of any mathematics
    or statistics in the media (e.g. modelling of Coronavirus
    cases) and be prepared to consider the accuracy and
    validity of the information.

>   You will need to buy a Casio fx-991EX CLASSWIZ calculator
    (we sell these for £24) and a folder for your notes as well as
    the usual equipment needed such as black pens, ruler and
    pencils.

                           AS MATHEMATICAL STUDIES
Mathematics [GCSE]
MATHEMATICS
GCSE

  ► What are the main features of this course?

  This one year course covers number, algebra, ratio, proportion,
  rates of change, geometry & measure and probability & statistics,
  leading to GCSE 9 – 1 grades. A text book particularly designed for
  the course is used and this is supported with worksheets and online
  resources such as Dr Frost Maths, www.mymaths.co.uk and
  Century Tech.

  ► Hours of lessons per week: 5

  ► Indicative group size: 20

  ► How is the course assessed?

  This new specification GCSE Mathematics course will be assessed
  by three written exams; one non-calculator and two calculator
  papers. Each paper is 1 hour 30 minutes long and is taken in the
  summer term. In some cases, where it is appropriate, students may
  be entered for a re-sit examination as soon as November.

  ► Where can I go next?

  As well as being considered a necessary qualification for Higher
  Education and employment, a good pass in GCSE Maths is a
  requirement for starting some AS-level subjects.

            Need More Information? Contact:
                Chris Huffer
                Head of Maths
                chuffer@jcc.ac.uk
GCSE MATHEMATICS

   SUBJECT OVERVIEW
  • A good pass in GCSE Mathematics is often considered a
    necessary qualification in Further & Higher Education and
    by employers.

  • All students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 or above
    at GCSE Mathematics level must continue to work towards
    this goal.

  • Students will be placed in classes with students who are all
    working at a similar level.

  • This course runs over the duration of one year and follows
    the Edexcel specification. Most students will follow the
    foundation specification where students can achieve a
    grade 5.

  • We provide early entry in November for those students who
    are focused and working on the border of grade 3 and
    grade 4. All other entries will take place in the summer.

New Students’ Day 2020
Joseph Chamberlain College
SUMMER CHALLENGE
>   Log onto www.mymaths.co.uk         www.mymaths.co.uk
    and complete the grade 4           username:\ josephc
    boosters and the grade 5           password: circle
    boosters.

>   Complete and mark a past paper to ensure that you are
    prepared for our initial assessment which will take place
    during the first week of September.

>   Research a new topic by watching a video on
    www.mathsgenie.co.uk
    Complete a topic exam practice booklet to test your
    knowledge.

    HINTS & TIPS
>   Watch videos on YouTube such as Hegarty maths
    and Jack Brown to learn some new information.

    Print off topic based assessments from
>   www.mathsgenie.co.uk
    to follow worked examples and then test your
    knowledge

>   Think about when and where you use mathematics
    over your summer break. Examples may include:
    planning a trip, looking at Coronavirus data, best buy
    or discounts whilst shopping.

                         GCSE MATHEMATICS
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