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Mathematics A Level at Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

Course description

Both employers and universities see mathematics as evidence of significant ability and real career potential. The study of mathematical methods greatly helps to develop logical and ordered thought and the techniques learned complement almost all combinations of A Level subjects. We offer a range of courses from the following categories:-

Pure Mathematics will form the core of your study. You will extend your knowledge of algebra and trigonometry to a much deeper level, and meet some new ideas such as numerical analysis and calculus.

Statistics will develop your ability to handle data confidently in order to draw conclusions about it. This study will be useful for many subjects such as business studies, economics, psychology or geography, and is a necessary skill for many future careers.

Decision Mathematics is entirely different from the mathematics you have learned so far. You will study topics such as critical path analysis and will gain an insight into some of the newer developments in procedures for problem solving. Decision mathematics complements business studies.

All students studying mathematics in year 12 will sit the UKMT Senior Mathematics Challenge in November. All mathematics students are also expected to give support to the school by attending a lower school class once each week to work with students who find mathematics challenging.

Entry requirements

A student wishing to study mathematics should have followed the Higher Tier course and gained at least grade 7 in GCSE mathematics to be confident of success. Students with grade 6 will only be accepted onto the course in exceptional circumstances. In addition, students will be expected to gain a mark of at least 80% in a test of GCSE algebra during the first week of lessons in Year 12.

Future opportunities

Mathematics, and particularly statistics, is an integral part of many university and other Higher Education courses. Suitable courses include: accounting, finance, business and management, mathematics, statistics, economics, econometrics, physics, engineering, chemistry, psychology, computer science, philosophy. Mathematics can also be combined with many other subjects.

Graduates of courses with significant mathematical content are highly sought after in the corporate world, public services, global industries and international organisations with careers ranging from stockbroking to logistics to internet entrepreneurship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 14 November 2016

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