REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
- It is a highly regarded subject, which complements all other courses.
- You enjoyed Mathematics at GCSE and like a challenge.
- You want to progress to a degree or career where Mathematics is a key component.
WHAT YOU WILL STUDY
Algebra, coordinate geometry, polynomials, trigonometry, logarithms and calculus. Alongside these topics, you will study the application of Mathematics; you will look at data processing and interpretation, probability, hypothesis testing, kinematics, Newton’s laws of motion and problems involving variable acceleration.
HOW YOU WILL BE ASSESSED
Year 1 (AS) – two exams
Year (A-Level) – three exams
Why do buses come in threes? – Rob Eastaway
Alex’s Adventures in Numberland – Alex Bellos
The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets – Simon Singh
Many students go on to pursue careers in areas such as Medicine, Research and Development, Engineering, Statistics, Operational Research, Computing, Accountancy, Actuarial work, Business Management, Insurance, Financial Services and Teaching. If you are hoping to pursue a course in Science, Mathematics or Engineering at university, we would also recommend that you take Further Mathematics to at least AS Level.