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Maths A level at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for people looking to develop their understanding and skills in maths and prepare for future study as well as a wide range of interesting careers.

Course content

Maths A Level covers many topics including:

  • Using algebra to solve various types of equations
  • Calculations with irrational numbers
  • Geometry and trigonometry
  • Calculus
  • Statistical techniques and probability


Entry requirements

You’ll need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C including Maths at grade B or above from a higher tier paper. You will also need an average GCSE points score of B (6.0) or above.


Your lessons will take place in a classroom with a variety of interactive teaching methods, but you will also use the college’s Virtual Learning Environment to supplement your learning.

You will also be expected to do consolidation work at home in order to understand the work and achieve a successful grade.


Future opportunities

Many employers and university courses like Maths A-Level because it shows that you have a logical mind and are able to use your skills to solve problems.

It also provides a route to many careers including accountancy, aerospace, business, computing, engineering, finance, insurance and science.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016
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