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Mathematics at The Hewett School

Course description

Mathematics at AS and Advanced GCE is a course worth studying not only as a supporting subject for the physical and social sciences, but in its own right. Researchers at the London School of Economics have recently found that people who have studied mathematics can expect to earn up to 11% more than their colleagues, even in the same job! It is challenging but interesting, building on work you will have met at GCSE.

There are six modules in A-Level Maths, each covering different aspects of the course. At The Hewett Sixth Form you will study all of the core units, which will prepare you for any eventuality! You will extend your knowledge of algebra and functions and be introduced to calculus. Your knowledge of trigonometry will be extended beyond what you might feel is possible! You will also study statistics in the first year, looking at the links between probability and statistics, find out how to identify mathematical patterns and understand how lots of strange phenomena are really ‘Normal’. In the second year you will study mechanics, learning how to analyse structures and identify how particles behave.

An AS in mathematics is very valuable as a supporting subject to many courses at Advanced GCE and degree level, especially in the sciences, geography, psychology, sociology and medical courses.

A2 mathematics is a much sought-after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full-time courses in higher education. Also many areas of employment that see a Mathematics A2 as an important qualification and it is often a requirement for the vocational qualifications related to these areas. Higher Education courses or careers that either require A2 mathematics or are strongly related include: economics, medicine, architecture, engineering, accountancy, teaching, physics, computing, psychology or information and communication technology.

Entry requirements

You should have gained a minimum of grade B from Higher level GCSE maths and have strong algebra skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hewett School directly.

Last updated date: 04 March 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years