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Mathematics at Stantonbury Campus

Course description

The Mathematics course is modular. There are six modules in total. Four of the modules involve the study of pure mathematics; further modules will cover Decision Mathematics, Statistics or Mechanics. Three modules make up an AS Level and all six modules make up an A Level. To be able to achieve an A Level in Mathematics, students need to have a good understanding of and the ability to work with abstract concept. It is recommended that they will have studied Mathematics GCSE at the higher level and must have achieved at least a grade B. The algebra and trigonometry met on the course assumes an ability to perform at this level. A Mathematics A Level can lead to a career in science, mathematics or an IT or business related field, either by progressing to a Mathematics degree or in combination with other subjects. It is useful for all scientists, engineers, economists, accountants and those in the IT field, since success in Mathematics at A Level indicates the ability to think logically under pressure. It can also be accepted as one of the requirements for medical courses.An AS Level in Mathematics is helpful in providing a necessary link with other subjects e.g. Psychology, Sociology,Physics and Chemistry. The course is assessed by examinations which are externally marked. Students sit three modules at the end of Year 12 to claim an AS Level. Alternatively they can go on and claim an A Level grade with six modules at the end of Year 13.Year 12 ‐ Two Modules in Pure Mathematics, one Module in either Decision Mathematics, Mechanics or Statistics Year 13 ‐ Two further Modules in Pure Maths and one further Module in either Mechanics or Statistics. In addition to traditional lessons students will have the opportunity to attend suitable subject related lectures and make use of the school's IT facilities to explore concepts further.

Assessment

Five level two qualifications (e.g. A* - C at GCSE) . At least four of these grades will be from GCSE. Grade B or above in GCSE maths (preferably higher level)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stantonbury Campus directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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