AS and A2 level: Mathematics at Casterton College Rutland
Why study Mathematics? Mathematics helps to develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills and it supports many other subjects at A Level such as Physics and Chemistry. The best reasons for doing Mathematics are that you enjoy it and find it interesting! What will I study? In Y12 we cover topics in algebra, coordinate geometry, trigonometry and calculus in the Pure Mathematics modules. There is also a Statistics module which extends this topic from GCSE. In Y13 in addition to more Pure Mathematics you can choose an option from Mechanics, Statistics or Decision mathematics (this is linked to Business Studies and Computing). How will I study? Students develop skills in a variety of ways. There is individual, pair and small group work in class to consolidate the taught material and students spend about 4-5 hours a week outside class time on homework and workshops. Students must complete a substantial number of past papers before the exams in January and May.
C in English required. C in Maths required. B minimum in Maths.
Progression. Mathematics A level is required for most degrees in Engineering, Computing, Accountancy, Astronomy or Physics as well as for Mathematics and it is useful for all Science courses including Medicine. However, students with A Level Mathematics have progressed from the college to a wide range of courses including Creative Writing, Law and Film Studies.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.