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Mathematics at Maiden Erlegh School

Course description

Following an A level course in mathematics enables students to develop the skills of mathematical reasoning; to extend their knowledge of mathematical theory and techniques; to become confident and competent in applying their skills to a variety of situations, including some encountered in other subject areas; to become resourceful in problem solving; to appreciate the importance of mathematics. Mathematics is of interest and practical use to a wide variety of students, but it is likely that those studying Science, Economics, Design and Technology and Geography will find the Statistics option particularly useful, while Mechanics is most suitable for students studying Physics, Chemistry, and Design and Technology. Since Mathematics is both an “arts” and a “science” subject, it fits comfortably into most combinations of A level subjects and is a valuable qualification both for Higher Education and future employment.

Entry requirements

It is essential that students have a sound foundation of mathematical skills and knowledge. This should be reflected in a good GCSE result. Students must provide evidence to show that they have been consistently working at a grade A or above throughout Year 11. An A grade is required as most topics in AS/A2 Mathematics involve algebraic manipulation. A strong grasp of all areas of algebra is essential for you to succeed on this course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Maiden Erlegh School directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years