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MATHEMATICS

Course Duration
2 Years

Entry Criteria
GCSE  Mathematics at Grade 7 or above.

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Why study A LEVEL MATHS?

What will I study during the course duration?

The course runs over two years.

The course covers three main areas, Pure Mathematics (Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Calculus, Numerical Methods, Proof, Vectors), Statistics (Averages, Data Collection and Analysis, Probability and Probability Distributions, Hypothesis Testing) and Mechanics (Quantities and units in mechanics, Kinematics, Forces and Newton’s laws, Moments)

Skills developed will include Mathematical argument, language and proof, Mathematical problem solving and Mathematical modelling.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is exam only and consists of 3 papers taken at the end of the final year.

  • Paper 1: Pure Mathematics (01) 100 marks, 2 hours, written paper. Assesses content from Pure Mathematics in a single section of 100 marks.
  • Paper 2: Pure Mathematics and Statistics (02)  100 marks, 2 hours, written paper. Assesses content from Pure Mathematics and Statistics in two separate sections of approximately 50 marks each. Some of the assessment items in the Statistics section will be set in the context of the pre-release large data set.
  • Paper 3: Pure Mathematics and Mechanics (03)  100 marks, 2 hours, written paper. Assesses content from Pure Mathematics and Mechanics in two separate sections of approximately 50 marks each.

Career opportunities and Future study

Some of the most interesting and well-paid careers revolve around Maths. Careers in finance, medicine, engineering, and business are all open to people with a background in Mathematics, as are careers in technology — Maths being at the very core of all new technological developments.

Careers requiring Mathematics include:

  • Data Science
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Climate Change
  • Political Science
  • Astronomy
  • Games Design
  • Forensics
  • Communications
  • Modelling diseases 
  • Quantum Physics
  • DNA sequencing
  • Modelling populations
  • Environmental Modelling
  • Software Development 
  • International Development
  • Aircraft Modelling
  • Fluid Flows
  • Acoustic 
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Medical
  • Internet Security
  • Financial Cryptography
  • Programming