Mathematics A Level
- September 2020, Full Time
When you study Mathematics at A Level, you will not only learn new mathematical skills, but will also apply them to solving problems. You will see how the subject can be used to show what is happening and what might happen in different real life situations. The course was developed in collaboration with Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI) and offers a coherent course to develop your mathematical understanding and skils to encourage you to think ,act and communicate mathematically.
The course covers three main areas; Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.
Mathematics can be challenging at this level. To succeed, you will need to be able to think clearly and logically and just as importantly, to persevere when you can’t immediately see the solution to a problem.
Applicants should have a minimum of a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Applicants should also have a minimum of six GCSEs at grades 9-4.
Core Mathematics extends your knowledge of topics such as algebra, trigonometry and geometry as well as learning some new ideas such as calculus. These ideas are interesting in their own right, but they also serve as a foundation for other work you will do.
There will be 3 examinations at the end of the second year. These are made up of shorter questions and longer questions requiring problem solving skills.
Mathematics A Level could lead on to a related degree course, such as in mathematics, science, economics, engineering or computing, but the skills you will learn, such as thinking clearly and logically, will be useful in wide range of other subjects. Mathematics is identified by selective universities as one of the subjects they prefer applicants to have studied at A Level.
If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop