Mathematics AS & A Level at Presdales School
The AS course consists of two Core Mathematics modules plus an applications module.
By the completion of the full A level course you will have studied four Core Mathematics modules and two applications modules.
The Core Mathematics modules extend work on number, algebra and shape and space topics from the National Curriculum and are extremely helpful for all science subjects.
The two applications modules will be chosen from:
Statistics modules which deal with data handling and complement Psychology, Biology, Geography and Economics.
Decision Mathematics modules which cover logical thinking and problem solving, complementing Computer Science, Business Studies and Operations Research.
Mechanics modules which apply mathematics to problems in the real world and relate well to Physics, Engineering and higher studies of Mathematics.
Students are required to have obtained at least a grade A in GCSE Mathematics.
Each module is assessed by a one and a half hour written examination in June of Year 12 or in June of Year 13 as appropriate.
There is an excellent range of career prospects for students with a mathematics qualification. The major sectors employing mathematicians are finance, computing, electronics and engineering, although there is a vast range of potential jobs. With a background in mathematics you will be highly employable as it shows a logical mind.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Presdales School directly.