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Mathematics A Level at Ormiston Park Academy

Course description

Just as languages provide the building blocks and rules we need to communicate, maths uses its own language made up of numbers, symbols and formulas, to explore the rules we need to measure or identify essential problems. Maths helps us find patterns and structure in our lives, puts a price on things, creates graphics, builds websites and skyscrapers and generally helps us understand how things work or predict how they might change over time and under different conditions. Maths is continually growing and changing; evolving with time in response to the modern world we live in. If you like understanding how things work, applying knowledge to complex problems and analysing a set of information, maths is a subject you will enjoy and excel in. Maths is also a subject which will directly support other subjects such as physics, chemistry, psychology, geography and biology. All students are expected to be full-time students.

Course content

Throughout your studies you will develop an understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes, develop the ability to reason logically and construct mathematical proofs, and understand coherence and progression in mathematics and how different areas of mathematics can be connected. You will explore advanced mathematics, studying the concepts, methods and applications of formulae to solve problems.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above. Grade B or above in Maths.


You will be taught in a theoretical and practical setting and assessed via written exam papers.

Future opportunities

Your successes in this subject can contribute to furthering your education at university studying a maths based degree, contributing towards a main degree in another subject or can open many doors for a wide range of career options. Examples are engineering, computing, teaching, finance, and research and development. There is a very high demand for mathematicians in the workplace, which means studying this qualification and succeeding in your studies will give you a wide range of options.

Further information

Opportunities lie to support the Maths department in the Academy working with students in Years 7-11. OPA would like to support students by supporting projects within the Academy such as the OPA Café, our administration team, and our business ventures for students.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 12 October 2015
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