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Mathematics - A Level



 
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At A Level students will study core mathematics which develops the ideas met at GCSE, such as Algebra, Graphs, and Trigonometry and two applied units: Mechanics and Statistics. Studying Mathematics gives students techniques for understanding and solving problems and it encourages the development of a logical and enquiring mind.

Course Overview

Students study Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mecahnics. Pure Mathematics develops the ideas met at GCSE, such as Algebra, Graphs, and Trigonometry. Mechanics discusses forces that act on bodies and any resultant motions with the help of modelling. Statistics is the study of data.

Students must be competent in manipulating algebraic equations and should enjoy interpreting graphs.

The course is assessed by three 2 hour papers at the end of year 2. All papers are calculator.

The exam board for this A Level is Edexcel.



Course Highlights

Course Specific Trips & Visits

The College runs a number of educational experiences each year to enable students to contextualise their learning. These experiences include trips and presentations by visiting speakers.



Career Opportunities & Further Study

A Level Mathematics is welcomed as a qualification for a variety of Higher Education courses.

A Mathematics qualification is vital for some subjects, such as Engineering, and useful for others, such as Biochemistry. Students taking a degree in Music will find Mathematics is valuable when they study Acoustics.

Many Mathematics graduates work in Accountancy, Computing, Engineering, Management or Teaching.



Assessment

The course is assessed by three 2 hour papers at the end of year 2. All papers are calculator.

The exam board for this A Level is Edexcel.



Entry Requirements

Students wishing to include A Levels in their programme need to have (or expect to achieve) at least five GCSE passes, with at least two at Grade 5 or above (and a satisfactory school reference) in order to be accepted on an A Level/BTEC Level 3 Programme.

In addition, students should meet the following minimum GCSE requirement:

  • Grade 4 in English Language and Grade 6 in Maths – Most students taking this course will have obtained their grade from the higher GCSE paper.


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