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Mathematics A Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Four compulsory units of core (pure) maths
  • Two optional applications modules with a choice from: statistics, mechanics, decision maths

Course content

Are you passionate about exploring Mathematical ideas and methods including calculus and trigonometry and understanding how to construct logical arguments?

Are you interested in learning more about the power and wonder of algebra?

Then this course is right for you!

Maths can be used to model and simplify many aspects of the situations we encounter in everyday life, from the distribution of heights in the population to the mechanics of the operation of a lift. Maths is an A Level entry requirement at University for all sorts of subjects, while the skills you will learn will make you more desirable for almost any job!

In fact, careers in finance, computing, engineering, and business are all crying out for people with maths qualifications, while studies have shown that people with Maths A Level tend to earn more on average than people without it.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English and maths (specified at higher grades depending on individual subject choices)


Each unit is assessed by an externally set 1 hour 30 minutes examination.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Pursue a career in pure and applied sciences, engineering, computing, economics, business, actuarial work, social sciences


Progress on to Higher Education, employment or an apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.