Mathematics A Level at Archbishop Blanch C of E High School
Statistics involves simulating or modelling real life problems and because of this it is an essential part of mathematics, biological science, social science and humanity courses. Statistics enables us to understand real world problems by analysing data, making judgements and carrying out further investigations.
The study of mechanics forms a natural link with science and technology. It is a fundamental part of mathematics, physics and engineering courses but also provides opportunities for learning modelling skills whilst using the pure mathematics of functions, calculus and geometry. A library of reference software for all elements of mathematics including ‘A’ level is being developed.
Although an A level in Mathematics may only be required for a few degree subjects, it is useful in gaining entry to many courses for which the competition is high. There is a shortage of people with mathematical qualifications and such people are in great demand in many Business and Industrial areas as well as in Further Education. Careers in Accountancy, Law, Business Administration, Education, Industrial Research and Management, Engineering, Surveying, Medicine, Technical Services, Information Technology, Electronics …. (the list is almost endless) will all be assisted by a qualification in Mathematics.
This course is most suitable for those pupils who have gained grade A or A* at the higher tier of GCSE Mathematics.
The units on offer in the first year of study are Core Mathematics C1, C2 and Statistics S1. In the second year all pupils must study Core Mathematics C3, C4 and Mechanics M1.
Assessment is by a one and a half hour examination for each unit.
As a career in itself, the study of Mathematics is a particularly exciting area, especially for women. In an increasingly technical world this subject and its applications are going to become ever higher in demand giving rise to opportunities in business, finance and engineering to name but a few. It is certain that, whereas you may be able to pursue your choice of career without it, an A level in Mathematics will give you an added advantage.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Archbishop Blanch C of E High School directly.