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Mathematics

A level

In the modern world, mathematics is not only relevant but crucial to the development of methods that can be applied to solve problems in science and society. Modern areas of applied mathematics include mathematical physic’s, control theory, aerospace engineering and mathematical finance.

Mathematics is therefore an excellent training for the mind requiring precise and accurate work, clear logical thought and problem solving skills. Why not come and test your knowledge, as you are presented with abstract concepts, and become fluent with your algebra skills.

Course Content

Maths is excellent training for the mind requiring precise and accurate work, clear logical thought and problem solving skills. You will also learn some effective study skills and study three areas of mathematics; pure maths , statistics and mechanics .

The following units are mandatory and cover:

Pure Maths: Pure maths consists of the following topic areas: proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry, sequences and series, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration and vectors.

Statistics: Statistics consists of the following topic areas: data collection, analysis and presentation; probability; statistical distributions and hypothesis testing: the normal distribution.

Mechanics: Mechanics consists of the following topic areas: modelling; forces, moments, equilibrium and motion; constant and variable acceleration including the use of calculus; projectiles.


Assessment 

  • 100% Exam
  • Exam Board: Edexcel

Special Features

Although Mathematics is hard, it has been the most popular A level for a number of years. There are good reasons to study Mathematics even if you do not want to do maths or science at university.

Maths teaches you skills that may serve you well in the future, such as logical and systematic thinking to solve problems. It also helps to keep doors open for future (well-paid) careers and it is everywhere in everyday life.

Finally, maths is hard but lots of support is available and this will help build your knowledge, skills and confidence for the future.

Students are able to enter for the Senior and Senior Team Maths Challenge. Students have benefitted from the Cambridge University STIMULUS project, and there are opportunities to attend lectures and other activities.

We also offer additional support lessons, drop-in workshops and support for students wanting to take STEP or AEA papers.

Entry Requirements

  • At least 7 GCSEs at Grade 4, including GCSE English.
  • Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
  • Grade 6 in two GCSE Sciences.

Please note; you may be required to pay course costs towards your study on this course. Please click here for a full list of 2021/2022 course costs. 

After Long Road

The study of Mathematics at this level can lead to a range of careers including Mathematics, Physics, Engineering,  Electronics and Architecture.

Students who completed their courses with us recently are now studying…

  • Computer Science at the University of Warwick,
  • Accountancy and Finance at the University of Lincoln,
  • Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Nottingham,
  • Graphic Design at Leeds Beckett University,
  • Economics and Mathematics at the University of Essex
  • Textile Design at the University College for the Creative Arts.
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