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Maths A Level - Level 3

Overview

A Level Mathematics builds on and extends GCSE knowledge and skills and introduces new ideas, such as calculus and its applications.

It emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how these ideas can be applied to model situations mathematically.

There is a strong emphasis on logical reasoning and problem-solving and you will learn to use your mathematical skills and techniques to solve challenging problems.

Recommended courses to study alongside this A Level include:

Start dates and fees

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September 20224447Apply online

What will I study?

The course will be split into pure and applied mathematics and all content is compulsory.

In A Level there is an emphasis on pure mathematics; topics such as proof, algebra, trigonometry, series, logarithms and calculus account for approximately two thirds of the course. 

The Applied section will assess knowledge of both statistics and mechanics. In statistics you will study topics such as handling and interpreting large sets of data, probability, distributions and hypothesis testing.

In mechanics, which is closely linked to physics, you will also study forces and moments.

Entry requirements

  • Five GCSEs with at least grade 4/C including English language and grade 6/B in maths. You will also be required to complete a diagnostic assessment, testing your algebraic skills.
  • You will need to supply a written reference from your school/college teacher and/or a current school or college report with an indication of your attendance pattern and achievements. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May.
  • Following your application you will normally be offered a place to subject to achieving the entry requirements and attending a welcome taster.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

2 years.

How will I be assessed?

This course is assessed solely by examination, with exams scheduled for May/June at the end of the second year.

Success rates

A Level pass rate 2020 - 100%.

What does the course lead to?

The Mathematics A Level can lead to work as a climatologist, statistician, analyst, financial advisor or games programmer.

What can I progress onto?

You can also pursue further study in these fields on business, accountancy, science, computing, engineering or econimic degrees.

An A Level in mathematics is highly regarded by both universities and potential employers.

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How do I apply?

You don’t need to apply for each A Level course you are interested in individually.

Once we have received your application form we will invite you into college where we will be able to discuss every aspect of the courses you have chosen as well as any alternatives you may be considering.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the areas of the college used for your course choices.

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020.

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