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Maths A Level at Vision West Nottinghamshire College

Course description

Maths plays a significant role in careers in medicine, engineering, economics and the social sciences. Our everyday lives encounter mathematical questions and problems, from calculating how much a 15% discount is to working out the probability of the train being late; you cannot get away from maths.

There are four core modules which will cover pure mathematics. You will also study statistics with data analysis. Mechanics, which investigates the mathematics of Newton’s laws of motion, will be studied in the second year.

You will be taught how to use the maths software package Autograph for your coursework assignment. A high percentage of our students gain high grades on their coursework using this programme.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs with at least 4 points (grade C) including maths with 6 points (grade B).

You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course.

Assessment

This course is assessed primarily by examination scheduled for May/June with some additional coursework assessment.

Future opportunities

The Mathematics A Level can lead to work as a climatologist, statistician, analyst, financial advisor, or games programmer.

You can also pursue further study in these fields on business and economics degree courses. An A Level in mathematics is highly regarded by both universities and potential employers.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Vision West Nottinghamshire College directly.

Last updated date: 13 December 2016

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    • Our main campus at Derby Road has seen big changes as part of a £40 million redevelopment across the college. Home to our largest cohort of students, the campus is made up of dedicated study zones for curriculum areas; equipped with the latest facilities and state-of-the-art technology which ensures our students become work-ready.

      The campus is also home to our commercial venues, Butterflies Day Nursery, a 150-seat theatre, fine dining restaurant and hair and beauty salon and spa; giving students the opportunity to gain the practical skills needed for employment.

      Vision University Centre, which offers university-level education to the people of Mansfield and Ashfield is also based here.