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Mathematics at North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College

Course description

Maths underpins, and is a tool for many other subject areas, such as the Sciences, Psychology, Engineering, Economics, Business, Geography, ICT and even Music.

Maths is highly regarded by employers. it will provide you with transferable skills such as interpretation and analysis of data, logical thinking and problem solving skills.

Course content

You will develop your core maths skills and concepts such as algebra, geometry and calculus. You will also look at topics such as mechanics, statistics, algorithms, graphing theory and linear programming. Core mathematics covers the fundamental concepts in algebra, geometry and calculus. In the mechanics module you will learn how to apply these concepts to problems encountered in physics and engineering. The statistics module will teach you how to apply these concepts to aspects of other pure sciences, social sciences, computing, business, economics and finance.

The decision module will incorporate algorithms, graphing theory and linear programming, teaching you how to apply them in computing and business.

Throughout the course there will be a strong emphasis on practical learning, the use of the latest technologies and there will be opportunities to apply your learning in real life briefs provided by our partners.

Entry requirements

You will need 5 A*-C GCSEs, including a grade B in Maths.

Future opportunities

Mathematics will link well with many of the other subjects you can study at NSETC from other A Levels such as the Sciences and Geography, or BTECs such as Medical Science, Health and Social Care and Engineering.

You could go onto university to study a wide range of degree courses in areas such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology.

You could have a starting point in careers in engineering, medicine, computing, business, financial services, accountancy and finance.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College directly.

Last updated date: 30 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September