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Core Mathematics A Level at Rainhill High School

Course description

The skills developed by studying mathematics are increasingly important for accessing a range of careers and for courses which you may choose at University. Studying Core Mathematics will help you keep up these essential skills without having to study a traditional A-Level course. What you will study is not purely theoretical or abstract; instead it will show how Mathematics can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life and will also include a financial Mathematics element.  It will link closely with other A-Level subjects that you might choose – in particular with science, geography, business studies, psychology and economics.

Course content

Year 12

• Real Life Modelling of Mathematical Problems
• Money and Finance Problems
• Probability and Statistical Analysis
• Use of Spreadsheets
• Perimeter and Area
• Pythagoras’ Theorem
• Straight Line Graphs

Year 13

• Discrete Mathematics
• Network Flows
• Gantt Diagrams
• Representing Data
• Graphical Representations
• Repayments and Credit
• Tax

Entry requirements

Grade C or above in GCSE Mathematics.

Assessment

The skills developed by studying mathematics are increasingly important for accessing a range of careers and for courses which you may choose at University. Studying Core Mathematics will help you keep up these essential skills without having to study a traditional A-Level course. What you will study is not purely theoretical or abstract; instead it will show how Mathematics can be applied on a day-to-day basis in work, study or life and will also include a financial Mathematics element.  It will link closely with other A-Level subjects that you might choose – in particular with science, geography, business studies, psychology and economics.

Future opportunities

It is increasingly important for students who wish to study any course which has a mathematical element at University to follow a Mathematics course during sixth form.

Students who study Mathematics after GCSE improve their career choices and increase their earning prospects. Many roles in today’s workplace require high levels of budget management and problem-solving skills. 

Careers which Core Mathematics can help to prepare you for are diverse and include the following Finance, Psychologist, Forensics, Interior Design, Chef, Fashion Design, Weather Forecaster and Scientist.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 March 2017

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