Mathematics

What does the course involve?
At both AS and A2 you will study pure mathematics (algebra, coordinate geometry and calculus) and applied mathematics (which will be a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics). More detailed information will be available on the school website.

How will you learn?

  • Recall, select and use your knowledge of mathematical facts, concepts and techniques in a variety of contexts.
  • Construct rigorous mathematical arguments and proofs through use of precise statements and logical deduction.
  • Develop extended arguments for handling substantial problems.
  • Apply your knowledge of standard mathematical models to represent situations in the real world.
  • Comprehend translations of common realistic contexts into mathematics.
  • Use contemporary technology accurately and efficiently.
  • Understand when not to use such technology, and its limitations.

What exams and coursework are involved?
There will be 3 examination papers for the AS qualification, and 3 for the A2 qualification.

What are the entry requirements?
Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics.

What could you do after completing the course?
Whether you continue further study at University or enter employment, you will find that having studied Mathematics your choices will be boundless. Mathematics may be studied at University as a single subject or as part of a joint honours degree course, in conjunction with Sciences, Geography, Philosophy, Computer Studies etc. Mathematics also has a major input into a number of other courses including Medicine, Psychology and Economics. The skills used by a mathematician are also highly valued in industry and business. A useful and highly regarded subject, Mathematics is well worth the effort involved. The A level syllabus is varied and interesting and will enable you to acquire knowledge and skills with confidence, satisfaction and enjoyment.


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