- Course Code: 7850
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: Oxford, Cambridge & RSA.
- Study Mode: Full time
Do you like solving problems? Have you got a clear and logical mind? Do you like a challenge? If so A-Level Mathematics is the subject for you. Mathematics is not only interesting, but the skills that are developed are much sought after by employers. The aim of the course is to not only enhance students' knowledge of pure maths but also the application of mathematics, and build upon what you have learnt in school. Mathematics compliments other subjects such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computing and Psychology.
- What will I study?
A-Level Maths has recently been reformed. AS – level maths is now split into two components. You will study pure maths which is primarily the core algebra skills and this includes methods such as quadratic functions, surds, rearranging formulae, trigonometry and calculus methods. In addition to the pure maths will also study applied maths and this is split into two areas: mechanics, which is essentially forces and motion, and statistics, which includes interpreting and representing data. To achieve an AS – Maths grade you sit two exams. In the second year of study you will continue to build on the knowledge you have gained in the first year in all three areas: pure, mechanics and statistics. To achieve an A – level maths award you will sit three exams.
- Entry Requirements
In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade 5 in Maths (higher tier paper only).
- How will I be assessed?
A-Level maths is exam based only. To achieve an AS–Maths award you sit two exams in the summer. However if you continue onto the second year these results are superseded by the full A-Level award and to achieve this you will sit three exams in the final year.
- What can I do next?
Gaining an A-Level in Mathematics provides both universities and employers with the evidence of someone with the ability to recognise problems and produce clear and concise solutions. It would be useful for those who wished to study a degree in Mathematics, Pharmacy, Engineering, Physics or Medicine. For those who study A-Level Maths and beyond there are a vast number of career pathways which include areas such as business & finance, computing, engineering and economics.
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