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Mathematics A Level at Northolt High School

Course description

Mathematics is the study of Quantity (Numbers), Structure (Algebra), Space (Geometry), and Change (Calculus). In mathematics we use patterns to formulate new conjectures (conclusions), and then prove the truth or falsity of these new conjectures using mathematical proof. In fact when mathematical structures are good models of real phenomena, then mathematical reasoning can provide insight or predictions about nature. Pure Mathematics is the study of abstract entities with respect to their intrinsic nature. One central concept in pure mathematics is the idea of generality, where generality can facilitate connections between different branches of mathematics. Mechanics is an area of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements; it is a branch of classical physics that deals with particles that are either at rest or are moving with velocities significantly less than the speed of light. Statistics is the study of the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation, and organization of data; it deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments.

Entry requirements

A* or A grade in GCSE Maths

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics leads to a versatile qualification that is well-respected by employers and higher education. A Level Mathematics is also essential or desirable for a wide range of degree courses including economics, computing, social sciences and business. It has on-going applications in Engineering, Financial Systems and Online Purchasing systems. It will be beneficial for the study of Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Psychology. Maths is the only A Level proven to increase earnings in later life - by an average of 10%.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northolt High School directly.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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