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Mathematics A Level at Varndean College

Course description

Mathematics is an essential tool for everyday life.  It gives you an important key to understanding the world we live in as you develop your mathematical skills.  The problem solving skills you will develop studying advanced level Maths are highly valued in most careers and mathematical ability is very highly regarded by both universities and employers.

Course content

A Level Maths                                                        

Core:

  • Irrational Numbers
  • Algebra
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences and Series
  • Vectors
  • Numerical methods

Applied Topics:

  • Statistics
  • Mechanics

A Level Further Maths

A Level Maths core plus:

  • Complex Numbers
  • Conic Sections
  • Polar Co-ordinates
  • Hyperbolic Functions
  • Matrices

Applied Topics:

  • Decision Mathematics  
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entry requirements

Standard advanced course requirements plus:

Maths: Grade 6 in GCSE Maths 

Further Maths: Grade 7 in GCSE Maths 

 

Assessment

100% exam

 

Future opportunities

Maths qualifications are considered essential or desirable for a whole host of degree subjects including virtually all sciences, economics and related courses and many social science courses.  There is a national shortage of mathematicians, and employment prospects are good. To get some idea of careers open to those studying Maths at A Level and beyond, take a look at the careers section at http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/

Further information

Students have the opportunity to take part in the UK Maths Challenge and the Southampton Cipher Challenge. University preparation classes for STEP, AEA and Oxbridge Entrance Exams are also available.

 

A LEVEL STATISTICS - This is a new course available from September 2018.

Please see separate course entry for details or check out our website: www.varndean.ac.uk

 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 September 2017
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