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Maths and Further Maths at Beechwood Sacred Heart School

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What kind of student would enjoy this course?

The A-Level Mathematics course will appeal to anyone who has enjoyed Higher Tier GCSE Maths and gained at least grade B. The course is also useful in supporting subjects that use Maths e.g. the Sciences, Geography and Business Studies. A-Level Further Mathematics is for those who have been particularly successful at GCSE, gaining at least an A grade.

What will I study?

You will build on the topics you have learnt at GCSE. In Mathematics you will study Algebra, Trigonometry and Calculus (particularly useful to Chemistry); in Statistics you will analyse numerical data (particularly useful in Biology and Geography); in Mechanics you will study the motion of objects (particularly useful to Physics); in Decision Mathematics you will study some modern topics involving algorithms and networks (particularly useful to Business studies).

Mathematics: Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus & Statistics Further Mathematics: as above plus Mechanics, Further Pure & Decision Mathematics topics.

What skills will I learn?

You will learn many methods of solving problems and develop your ability to think logically, interpret statistics and communicate your ideas concisely.

What could I do at the end of my course?

A-Level Mathematics is essential for Higher Education courses in Engineering, Operational Research and other Maths related subjects. It is desirable for degrees in Economics, Business Studies, Psychology, Law and Science subjects and also useful for courses in subjects allied to medicine. It is highly valued in its own right as evidence that you can retain and apply skills in many different situations and also that you can show rigour in your academic work. Further Mathematics is desirable for degree courses in Mathematics, Engineering and Physics. Interestingly, a recent survey has revealed that five years after graduation, those with A-Level Maths were earning 10–20% higher salaries than those without.

Further information

**Please DO NOT try to apply via UCAS Progress as your application may not be received**

To apply to Beechwood Sacred Heart School, please contact the registrar.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beechwood Sacred Heart School directly.

Last updated date: 03 December 2015
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    • Founded in 1915, it is situated on the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells in 23 acres of beautiful grounds. Handsome buildings and very good modern facilities. A friendly, family school which has all the advantages of being small. Beechwood is a co-educational day and boarding school with an equal balnace of boys and girls. It is a Roman Catholic foundation which welcomes all denominations. An excellent, broad general curriculum is provided and examination results and value added measures are strong given the non-selective intake of the school. A good range of sport, games, societies and clubs. Strong commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme. Full use is made of the cultural amenities of the town and of London.