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Mathematics at Aston Academy

Course description

A Level Mathematics is one of the  most enjoyable, valuable and  rewarding post-16 qualifications available. Students taking the course study a mixture of Core topics and Mechanics, Statistics and Decision modules.

A Level Maths equals money!

People with a maths A level go on to earn significantly more than their  peers with equivalent qualifications in different subjects.

The study compared the incomes  of 4,500 people and concluded that having a maths A level can increase long-term earning power. The maths skills learned at A level, such as logical thinking, problem solving and statistical analysis, are closer to those actually used in the workplace than the skills developed in other subjects.


Course content

This is a two year modular course in which you will study Core Mathematics and a mixture of applied units from; Statistics, Mechanics, and Decision.

· Core Mathematics consists of the following topics: Algebra, Calculus, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Vectors and Series

· Statistics consists of the following topics: Probability, Statistical models, Correlation, Hypothesis testing

· Mechanics consists of the following topics: Newton’s Laws, Kinematics, Statics, Motion and Energy.

· Decision Maths consists of the following topics: Algorithms, Networks, Linear programming and Matching.

Students will be encouraged to build upon their prior knowledge and learn to apply mathematics to real life problems and situations.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including a grade 7 or above in Mathematics. Students with a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics may also apply but will require an interview with the Head of Faculty.



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Future opportunities

Many degree courses have a substantial Mathematics component including: the Sciences, Psychology, I.T, Economics, Accountancy, Engineering and Architecture. This makes Mathematics a very marketable qualification when applying for a University place.

Students who take Mathematics progress to a broad range of careers including: medicine, chemical engineering, law, accounting, insurance brokers, engineering, teaching and many others.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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