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MATHEMATICS GCE A2 LEVEL (OCR) at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

Course description

A2 Level units: The course consists of three units,one of Mechanics (M1) and two of Pure Mathematics (C3 and C4). The Mechanics course covers topics such as Forces, Equation of Motion and Projectiles. There is a large overlap with the content of A Level Physics. The Pure Mathematics units develop both calculus and algebra set in the AS Level course.

Entry requirements

At least grade D in AS Mathematics.

Future opportunities

With numbers, statistics and computers so much part of modern life, an A Level in Mathematics is one of the most generally useful qualifications. A Level Mathematics is essential for degree study in Mathematics, Engineering and Physics, and often required for courses in Computer Science, Chemistry, Business Studies, Economics, Operational Research, Architecture and Accountancy. With statistics being widely used in many occupations this subject can be useful support for students of Geography, Psychology and Biology. Other career areas where Mathematics is useful include banking, insurance, science of all types and the armed services. You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Durham Johnston Comprehensive School directly.

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year