Mathematics AS & A Level at NewVIc
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.
The course will focus on:
- Pure Mathematics topics including algebra, trigonometry and geometry
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.
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.
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.
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.