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Mathematics AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas, such as architecture, business, engineering and science. This course covers a mixture of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics. You must like algebra and trigonometry to succeed on this course.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • Pure Mathematics topics including algebra, trigonometry and geometry
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics

On the course you will:

  • carry out practical and investigative work
  • learn how to solve problems requiring mathematical skills and concepts from various areas
  • learn how to analyse problems and discuss possible solutions
  • use specialised computer software to support and extend your work

Please note: Mathematics is a challenging A-level which you are strongly advised to research well before choosing as one of your subject options.

Entry requirements

You will need to have averaged grade B in the majority of your GCSEs and have a minimum grade 6 in Mathematics.


The final grade for the AS-level is made up of three unit examinations on the work covered in the first year. The full A-level is assessed by three more unit examinations.

Future opportunities

A-level Mathematics is essential for a degree in Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, and it is recommended for Computer Science, Economics and Accounting. If you are considering a degree in the first four of these subjects at a highly competitive university, you are also strongly advised to study Further Mathematics to at least AS-level. You can however pick up AS-level Further Mathematics in your second year.

Further information

We also offer a specialist Technical Baccalaureate for students confident that they would like to pursue further study and careers in the technical industries

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.