Maths

Summary

This two year linear course emphasises how mathematical ideas are interconnected and how mathematics can be applied to model situations. You will learn about mathematical argument, language and proof as well as mathematical problem solving and modelling.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Scientist, engineer, statistician and stockbroker.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Maths, sciences, engineering and finance.

Topics you'll cover

OVER TWO YEARS:

PURE MATHEMATICS:

  • Proof, algebra and functions
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Sequences and series
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation and integration
  • Numerical methods and vectors.

STATISTICS:

  • Statistical sampling, distributions and hypothesis testing
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability.

MECHANICS:

  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics and moments
  • Forces and Newton’s laws.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three exams
  • Exam board: Pearson
  • A Level (level three).

Course entry requirements

  • GCSE maths at grade 6 plus at least four additional GCSEs, including English, at grade 4 and above

  • Good school reference including attendance and behaviour

  • Making a good impression at the college pre-enrolment interview.

What students say about the course

"Maths provides you with useful skills that can be applied in the classroom, in other subject areas and in life. It teaches you how to find solutions to complex problems. Critical and precise thinking, as well as good organisation, can be gained from this course."

Oliwia Pucula, previously at Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill

Additional information

FEES:

During your studies you will have access to extra materials and activities as part of your course. These extra items (such as equipment, study guides and workbooks etc.) are built into the normal day-to-day running of our courses and so we ask students to make an annual payment towards these additional costs. If there are any issues with being able to pay these costs, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

 A copy of our course payment breakdown can be course payment breakdown.