Mathematics A Level
- Type: A Levels
- Level: 3
- Mode: Full-time
- Start: September 2019
About the course
The study of mathematics is intellectually challenging and forms the basis of many scientific disciplines. This course covers a variety of mathematics subjects, the specifics of which depend on the units completed.
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.
Mathematics is an academic and challenging subject and can be applied to other non mathematics based courses such as Physics and Business. A Mathematics qualification is highly valued by both employers and universities. A London School of Economics study showed that Mathematics was the only A level that adds to average earnings (quoted source: Plymouth University 2008). In a UK survey of graduates, women who had studied Mathematical Sciences were in the highest salary group (quoted source: Plymouth University 2008). The majority of Mathematics students progress on to Higher Education. Mathematics can be used in employment in areas such as accounting, research and engineering.
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.
The qualifications is no longer Modular, it will now be linear, meaning that all the exams are sat in the same series.
AS Maths will no longer count towards A Level Maths – they can be co-taught but they are assessed separately.
The applied content (statistics and mechanics) is all now compulsory. The applied content contains a sample of topics from the legacy MM1B, MM2B MS1B and MS2B topics, along with some additional material for statistics.
There will be no optional content; all students sit the same exams covering the same content.
There is no longer any decision maths content in AS or A Level Maths.
How will I be assessed?
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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