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Mathematics and Further Mathematics - A-Level at Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College

Course description

You will have enjoyed mathematics at school and you take satisfaction in applying mathematical methods correctly to solve problems. You will be comfortable using algebra.

You will develop many of the topics met in GCSE mathematics as well as introducing new ideas such as calculus. You’ll study a substantial core of pure mathematics. In addition you’ll study applied mathematics such as decision mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

Further mathematics, which can only be studied alongside A level mathematics, provides an opportunity for those with an aptitude for mathematics to develop concepts more deeply and study additional topics. It is particularly useful if you wish to specialise in mathematics, physics, engineering or related subjects at university.

Mathematics lessons make use of modern learning technologies, for example graphical calculators and computers are both used to enhance understanding and learning. Many students go on to study mathematics or related disciplines including sciences and engineering at university.

Entry requirements

Grade C or better in GCSE Maths and either: grade A* or A in GCSE English, plus at least 3 other C grades or better at GCSE or: grade B in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.2 or better from at least 5 GCSEs or: grade C in GCSE English, with an average GCSE score of 5.5 or better from at least 5 GCSEs.

Subject Specific

To study mathematics at A level you will need to have a grade B or better in GCSE mathematics. For further mathematics a grade A or A* is preferred.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barrow-in-Furness Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 12 August 2016
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    • 1. Leave the M6 at Junction 36 and follow signs for the A590 and Barrow (33 miles).
      2. After 25 miles pass through Ulverston and then the villages of Swarthmoor and Lindal.
      3. At the third roundabout after this take the first exit, signposted Furness General Hospital and Furness Abbey.
      4. At the next roundabout take the second exit.
      5. Pass Abbey House Hotel on the left and take the first turning on the left into Rating Lane.
      6. The College is 400 yards down Rating Lane on the left hand side.