The study of Mathematics is highly respected by Universities who look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate knowledge in this subject. The course in mathematics will help you to gain knowledge and understanding of Mathematics through the direct study of the original sources. It will encourage and develop your enthusiasm for maths as well as give you the chance to form your own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study. You will further enhance your mathematics and practice skills such as geometry and algebra.
Overview
Maths at A Level introduces students to advanced principles of mathematics, significantly building on what was learned at GCSE level. During the course you will develop a superior understanding of key methodologies. This will allow you to construct and present mathematical arguments through appropriate use of diagrams, graphs, logical deduction and precise statements. You will learn how to recognise the underlying mathematical structures and simplify or abstract appropriately to enable problems to be solved. This will allow you to construct extended arguments to solve problems presented in an unstructured form, including problems in context. You will also study algebra, geometry, sequences and series, exponentials and logarithms and more in far greater depth. This will expand your previous understandings and allow you to put forward complex mathematic arguments in highly structured and cogent ways. When you have completed this A Level you will have a strong grasp of key mathematical principles. This will give you the core skills you need to move on to study at degree level.
The study of Mathematics is highly respected by Universities who look favourably on applicants who can demonstrate knowledge in this subject. The course in mathematics will help you to gain knowledge and understanding of Mathematics through the direct study of the original sources. It will encourage and develop your enthusiasm for maths as well as give you the chance to form your own personal responses to the set texts chosen for study. You will further enhance your mathematics and practice skills such as geometry and algebra.
Entry Requirements
Although the A Level Mathematics programmes build on the course content of GCSE, it is not necessary to have this qualification before undertaking an A-Level. However, in order to meet the demands of the course, it is recommended that candidates have literacy and communication skills equivalent to C or higher at GCSE. Please note that full tutor support is still provided throughout your course duration. All students must be 16 years of age or above.
Approximately 350 hours.
Students are required to arrange and pay for their A Level Mathematics examinations and manage the course work element if the subject requires this. Students must check the relevant examination board website for further information and final examination sitting dates for the specification. All examinations are held during the May / June exam period of every year.