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Maths at Holyhead

Course description

Course Overview

There are many reasons why people choose to study A Level Maths. It is often a great subject to complement Physics, Psychology, Economics, Medicine/Dentistry, Computing, and Business studies.

Those students with A Level Maths earn on average 10% more than those without. It is a requirement for many jobs and courses, as Maths develops your analytical, communication, logic, investigative, problem solving and team work skills. Since Maths is one of the most traditional subjects, a good grade in the subject can boost an application for pretty much every course!

The course aims to equip you with the skills used in fields such as fighting against cancer (geometry), motorsport simulations (calculus), comparison of data/trends (statistics), understanding earthquakes (logarithms) and project management (critical path analysis). 

Skills Needed

Students need to:

• have very good mathematical knowledge

• be tenacious

• be independent learners

• go above and beyond what is expected

Course content

Year 1

Compulsary Modules:

C1 (Core 1): Builds and develops techniques learned at GCSE required for advanced work.

C2 (Core 2): Introduction to topics fundamental to advanced mathematics. and either

S1 (Statistics 1 - non Physics students only): Builds and extends the data handling and sampling techniques to practical situations using probability models.

M1 (Mechanics - Physics students only): The study of mathematical models using mechanics, vectors kinematics, dynamics of particles and moments in practicle situations.

Year 2

Compulsary Modules:
 
C3 (Core 3): Builds and develops techniques learned at AS, with particular emphasis on calculus.
 
C4 (Core 4): Develops the work from C1, C2 and C3 in directions which allow it to be applied to real world problems and either
 
S1 (Statistics 1 - Physics students only): Builds and extends the data handling and sampling techniques to practical situations using probability models.
 
D1 (Decision 1 - non Physics students only): Modelling the use of algorithms in a variety of situations and consider the success as well as appreciate the limitations of their solutions.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE

Grade A in GCSE Maths

High grade Bs may be considered

Grade B in GCSE English

Assessment

Year 1

This course is 100% exam based where each module is out of 75 marks and each has time length of 1 hour 30 mins. All students have to sit C1 and C2, the third examination will be either S1 or M1.

Year 2
 
This course is 100% exam based where each module is out of 75 marks and each has time length of 1hour 30mins. All students have to sit C3 and C4, the third examination will be either S1 or D1.

Further information

Enrichment Opportunities

Students interested in engineering are able to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme (ESS). Students are encouraged to attend master classes at various universities both locally and nationally. Mentoring by students from the University of Birmingham.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.

Last updated date: 09 November 2015
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