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About the course

This qualification builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding set out in the whole GCSE subject content for Mathematics and the subject content for AS and A Level Mathematics.

Entry requirements

A minimum score of 5 from 7 GCSEs to include English, Maths, and science along with four other GCSE grades or equivalent (not including short courses or Citizenship). See Subject Requirements Guide for details.

GCSE Maths at score of 7 or above and a pass in an entrance assessment.

How much does it cost?

Free to those aged 16-18. If you are aged 19+ you can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

There is a range of financial support that you may be entitled to, including: Learner Support funds, grants and bursaries and employer support.

You will be expected to pay for stationery and textbooks.

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Why study?

Mathematics and in particular further mathematics is such an important subject that opens doors to the whole wide world. It provides the widest possible grounding in mathematical knowledge and skills and hence prepares you for any pathway in life.

You will be able to apply to any University in the world to study any course of your choice, Medicine, Engineering (Civil, manufacturing), Aerospace, Data Science, Computer Science, Artificial Inteligence, Dentistry, etc.

Where will this course take me?

The majority of Mathematics students progress on to Higher Education. Mathematics can be used in employment in areas such as accounting, research and engineering. We have strong links with potential employers such as GSK, Public Health England) and local banks – e.g. Barclays.

Core modules

  • OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • OT2: Mathematical problem solving
  • OT3: Mathematical modelling

Optional modules

  • Optional application 1 – mechanics
  • Optional application 2 – statistics
  • Optional application 3 – discrete

How will I be assessed?

Linear – examination at the end of the year

Will I have to provide anything?

Paper, pens, folder, a scientific calculator (you will be given advice on the type required) are needed, along with course texts and revision guides. A USB memory stick for saving work is advisable.

What should I do now?

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser
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Funding Your Course

If you're aged 19 or over and you want to study A Levels, an Access to Higher Education Diploma, or a Level 3 to 6 Vocational Qualification, you could be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan.