What do I need?
5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including a grade 7 or above in Mathematics. Students with a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics may also apply but will require an interview with the Head of Faculty.
Why Study A Level Mathematics?
A Level Mathematics is one of the most enjoyable, valuable and rewarding Post 16 qualifications available. Students taking the course study a mixture of Core Mathematics, Decision, Mechanics and Statistics topics.
A Level Maths equals money! People with a maths A Level go on to earn significantly more than their peers with equivalent qualifications in different subjects. A national study compared the incomes of 4,500 people and concluded that having a maths A Level can increase long-term earning power. The maths skills learned at A Level, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, are closer to those actually used in the workplace than the skills developed in other subjects.
What will I study?
This is a two year modular course in which you will study Core Mathematics alongside Statistics and Mechanics topics.
Core Mathematics consists of the following topics: Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Vectors, Newton Raphson and Series.
Statistics consists of the following topics: Sampling, Probability, Venn Diagrams, Statistical models, Correlation, Hypothesis testing.
Mechanics consists of the following topics: Newton’s Laws, Kinematics, Equations of Motion, Projectile motion, Dynamics, Friction and Moments.
Students will be encouraged to build upon their prior knowledge and learn to apply mathematics to real life problems and situations.
How will I be assessed?
Where can the subject lead?
Many degree courses have a substantial Mathematics component including: the Sciences, Psychology, I.T, Economics, Accountancy, Engineering and Architecture. This makes Mathematics a very marketable qualification when applying for a University place.
Students who take Mathematics progress to a broad range of careers including: medicine, chemical engineering, law, accounting, insurance brokers, engineering, teaching and many others.