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A Level Maths and Further Maths at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

Mathematics is a qualification highly valued by employers and higher education as it encourages logical and structured approach to problem solving. It also develops skills in analysis, effective and accurate communication, handling information and modelling practical solutions. Mathematics complements many other A Level subjects particularly physics, chemistry, geography, economics, biology, DT and business studies.

Further Mathematics can be taken at either AS level or A2. Students will also need to be studying A level Mathematics. Students who have gone on to study Mathematics, Physics or Engineering at university have found this course particularly invaluable. Students have also found that by studying Further Mathematics they improved their attainment in the main Mathematics A level.

Course content

The mathematics course consists of six modules, four of which must be pure mathematics. The other two may be mechanics, statistics or decision mathematics. Unless there is a clear consensus in the class for one area we generally study mechanics and one statistics module.

Entry requirements

To do Maths AS/A level, you will need: at least a C at GCSE Maths (having studied higher tier).

To do Further Maths AS/A level, you will need: at least an A at GCSE Maths.

Future opportunities

Mathematics is highly valued by universities and employers and can lead to many rewarding career paths. It is essential for science degrees and is also useful for social sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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