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A Level: Mathematics

Science and Mathematics

Science and Mathematics
Science and Mathematics
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 6031333X
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Over the two years, students will study a broad range of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

  The Pure Core content builds on students’ existing skills in Algebra and Trigonometry as well as introducing new topics. These include proof, functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, exponential and logarithms, differentiation, integration, and numerical methods. To succeed at this level students must be confident in using the Algebra met at GCSE Level, and also enjoy using it, as they will meet a lot of it! 

Mechanics involves the study of forces and their effects on moving objects. Topics include Newton’s laws of motion, friction and projectile motion. It will also extend on their GCSE work on vectors. It is particularly useful for students also studying Physics at Advanced Level or wishing to study Engineering in higher education. 

Statistics includes further study of probability and measures of the average and spread of data. Topics include population sampling, data representation, probability, statistical distributions and hypothesis testing. Statistics has useful applications to Biology, Economics, Business Studies, Geography and Psychology.

The most important requirement is an interest and enjoyment of Mathematics.

Also are you a natural thinker who enjoys solving problems? Then Maths is for you!

Skills: persistence, consistent hard work, ability to solve problems, good algebraic skills, ability to think in abstract, a logical mind, motivation to work independently while seeking and accepting guidance when necessary

Details

Over the two years, students will study a broad range of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.  

How will it be delivered?

Students take three exams in the summer of their final year.

Paper 1: Pure Mathematics - 2 hours - 100 marks - 33.3% of qualification

Paper 2: Pure Mathematics - 2 hours - 100 marks - 33% of qualification

Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics - 2 Hours - 100 marks - 33.3% of qualification



Entry requirements

For all Level 3 subjects five or more GCSE’s are required at grade C including Grade 4 in Maths & English Language. For all Level 3 subjects five or more GCSE’s are required at grade C including Grade 5 in Maths & English Language. A Grade 6 is required but in exceptional circumstances a Grade 5 will be considered. In exceptional circumstances a Grade 4 in English Language may also be considered.


Your next steps...

A level Mathematics is an important and highly regarded subject for university entrance. The Russell Group Universities lists maths as a facilitating subject.

Many students combine Mathematics with Chemistry, Physics, Computing, Psychology, Biology, Geography, Economics and Business Studies, but each year there are students from almost all other subject areas.

We have a number of students who go to university to study Mathematics but many also study Engineering, Computing, Medicine and the Sciences.

Mathematics students often gain employment in the financial services industries. Even if you do not choose a career directly related to your subject, Maths provides you with an essential life-long skill that will be valued in any job.

The school have invested in an electronic learning platform to allow students to study independently and work beyond the syllabus if interested.


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