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Mathematics at Hillview School for Girls

Course description

The Mathematics A Level course covers Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. The syllabus is divided in a simple 2:1 ratio of pure to applied content. 

Course content

The Pure Mathematics elements of the course include algebra, geometry, calculus, series and trigonometry. The Applied Mathematics elements are split between Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics is the study of the collection, presentation and analysis of data. Mechanics is a study of the mathematics of movement, including Newton’s laws of motions, the formulae concerned with acceleration, velocity and displacement, vectors and force diagrams.  It will be examined through three examination papers at the end of Year 13. There will be two Pure Mathematics papers and one Applied Mathematics paper.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements to study three Level 3 qualifications for Hillview Sixth Form are Grade 5 in both English and Maths together with an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Students will also need to have achieved the subject-specific entry requirements, which for A Level Maths is a Grade A/ Grade 7 or above in GCSE Mathematics. Students should also have an average GCSE point score of 4.25 or above.

Future opportunities

Maths is fundamental for a wide variety of Higher Education courses and careers. Maths is essential if you wish to study Maths or Engineering and is advisable for Economics, Business, Computing, I.T. and Sciences. Maths is also very much welcomed for Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science and Architecture.

Further information

Maths combines well with most other subjects, particularly the Sciences, Social Sciences, Business, Economics, I.T and Computing

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: Ma

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