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Mathematics A Level at Harlow College

Course description

Mathematics is an academic and challenging subject and can be applied to other non-mathematics based courses such as Physics and Business.

A Mathematics qualification is highly valued by both employers and universities. A London School of Economics study showed that Mathematics was the only A-Level that adds to average earnings (quoted source: Plymouth University 2008). In a UK survey of graduates, women who had studied Mathematical Sciences were in the highest salary group (quoted source: Plymouth University 2008).

The majority of Mathematics students progress on to Higher Education. Mathematics can be used in employment in areas such as accounting, research and engineering.

Course content

A level Mathematics is a mix of Pure (Core) Mathematics (4 units) and Applications of Mathematics (2 units). The Core units cover topics such as algebra, graphs, calculus and trigonometry. You will study two applied units, usually a combination of Mechanics and/or Statistics.

Entry requirements

7 GCSEs Grades A* - C with an average points score of 45, plus GCSE Maths at grade B or above and a pass in a Maths entrance assessment.

Assessment

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Paper, pens, folder, a scientific calculator (you will be given advice on the type required) are needed, along with course texts and revision guides. A USB memory stick for saving work is advisable.

Future opportunities

The majority of Mathematics students progress on to Higher Education. Mathematics can be used in employment in areas such as accounting, research and engineering.

Further information

Call 01279 868100 and talk to an Admissions Adviser

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 April 2016
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