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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 FV8
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

Mathematics is a challenging and rewarding A Level that will really develop both your academic skills and personal qualities. There are four reasons why you should consider it:

 

  1. Directly transferable skills. A level Maths content is directly transferable to many different disciplines and specialisms, whether at university or in the workplace. This is probably more true of Maths than any other A level subject! Mathematical modelling is one of the overarching themes in the new A level because it�s used so widely in the real world.
  2. Analytical thinking. A level Maths is your chance to prove on your CV that you can reason like a problem-solver and you can communicate your thinking clearly and precisely. You are training your brain to develop the most sought-after thinking skills and universities/employers know that success in A level Maths is brilliant evidence of this. If you enjoy the satisfaction of solving a difficult problem that has made you persevere, A level Maths is for you!
  3. Increased earning potential and employment opportunities. By the age of 34, those with A-level Maths can expect to earn approximately 11% more on average than students of other A levels (Adkins and Noyes, Reassessing the Economic Value of A Level Maths, 2016). Don�t miss out!
  4. Maths is an incredibly rich subject that is rewarding in its own right. There is great beauty in mathematics! The more of it you learn, the greater its potential to astonish you.

Details

You will study pure and applied mathematics in a ratio of 2:1. Pure maths includes algebra, trigonometry, geometry and calculus. The applied maths comprises statistics and mechanics.

How will it be delivered?

Y12 AS Level (with Edexcel)

2 hours, Exam - Pure Mathematics

1 hour 15 minutes - Exam Applied Mathematics.

 

Y13 Advanced Level (with Edexcel)

2 hours, Exam - Pure Mathematics (retesting your AS knowledge)

2 hours, Exam - Pure Mathematics

2 hours, Exam - Applied Mathematics

Entry requirements

Five or more GCSE grades 9-4 or equivalent, including Grade 4 in English Language. The minimum Maths grade required is 6.

Although it is very difficult, it is possible to get a good grade at A level from a GCSE grade 6.


Your next steps...

A-level Maths is considered essential for many university courses and employment opportunities, and is very highly valued across the board.  

Those considering careers in science, engineering, economics, business, accountancy or banking - to name only a few - will benefit greatly from studying A Level Maths.

 

Mathematics A-level would be applicable for the following:

Courses/careers in Mathematics, Engineering and most areas of Physics (Further Mathematics is often helpful and often required, for some of these courses).

Computing, Accountancy, Economics, Business, Banking, Air Traffic Control, Retail Management, Architecture, Surveying, Cartography, Psychology and, of course, teaching to name but a few.

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