Mathematics is a discipline, and a tool which is being increasingly used in industry to solve problems. Although not all of the subject content is always directly relevant to future employment, the fact that a student has succeeded at this subject shows that they have developed skills that are highly regarded. This subject is therefore the most versatile qualification for further education and employment. This A Level will take you from being competent at Mathematics for everyday needs to an awareness of techniques that enable people to develop new ideas for the benefit of mankind in the future.
We offer a two year linear A Level qualification, combining the pure and applied elements of Mathematics, offering an insight into how the mechanics and statistical elements we have hinge around the purest of mathematical concepts. The course aims to deepen your mind and offers you an opportunity to ponder those curious questions and give you the rare skills to solve many complex problems that are relevant to the world today. This is an academic subject and will involve a large amount of teacher input. However, the style of teaching will be more informal than at GCSE and you are expected to take responsibility for your learning. There will always be support, but the more you put in the more you will achieve.
Minimum Entry Requirements
GCSE Mathematics Grade 7.
Combines well with…
Economics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Product Design.
Mathematics will qualify you for many university courses; only a small number actually go on to specialise in it. For many science, engineering and medical courses Mathematics A Level is a requirement. Many non-mathematical courses have a statistical element and we frequently hear from past students who tell us that they benefitted from doing the A Level.
We also offer a combined Mathematics and Further Mathematics course where students achieve A Level Mathematics in Year 12 and A Level Further Mathematics in Year 13.