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Mathematics A Level at Burnley College

Course description

The A Level Mathematics course is designed to develop students’ understanding of a wide range of mathematical ideas and to enable the analysis and solution problems using mathematical processes.

There are core modules taken in both the first and second years including Algebra, Geometry and Calculus. These are combined with applied modules in Statistics and Mechanics.

Students are encouraged to take part in mathematical competitions such as the UK Maths Challenge. In addition, there are opportunities for mentoring current secondary school students who are preparing for their exams. We also organise trips to interesting mathematical conferences such as Maths Inspiration.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. A minimum of a grade B in the higher tier GCSE Mathematics paper. Entry criteria for all qualifications are subject to a reference from your previous school or place of study.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics is useful in a variety of careers in Science, Engineering, Social Sciences and Business. It is a National Curriculum subject and is therefore a useful course if students wish to enter into a career in Teaching. The study of Mathematics is also useful for a range of university courses, including Physics, Computing and Business Studies.

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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