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Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Huish Episcopi Science College

Course description

Maths A level will teach you to think logically, to process information accurately, and to understand and manipulate numbers and mathematical processes. These are all skills which will benefit you greatly in whatever profession you choose and it is these skills, which more and more employers are looking for in prospective employees. You will be able to study AS and A2 in both Maths and Further Maths.

Course content

Year 12
We offer two courses in Year 12. AS Maths C1, C2, + 1 application module*
AS Further Maths, FP1 + 2 application modules*.

Year 13
We offer three courses in Year 13.
A2 Maths C3, C4, + 1 application module*.
AS Further Maths FP1+ 2 application modules*.
A2 Further Maths FP2 + 2 application modules*.

Entry requirements

You will be expected to have achieved at least a Grade B at GCSE. A good grasp of Algebraic concepts is desirable. For further Maths you will be expected to have achieved at least a A grade preferably A* at GCSE and having a good understanding of Algebra is essential.

Assessment

*Application modules available in Statistics, Mechanics or Decision (Numbers of students opting for each module will determine which of these modules will run). Each unit is assessed by a 1½ hour module exam taken in either January or June and carries 75 marks. Each unit carries equal weighting.

Future opportunities

With a Maths degree you can go into Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Engineering, Medicine, Computer Games Design, Social Science, Architecture, Aviation and IT … to name but a few. Indeed Maths is the most common subject required for many degree courses. In fact there are very few degree courses for which Maths would not be useful.

On average, a graduate of any degree can expect to earn £149,760 more in his or her lifetime than a person leaving education with two A levels. For Maths and computing graduates, this figure rises to over £220,000! Jobs in the Finance Sector for Maths graduates are usually offered with salaries between £40k and £150K!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Huish Episcopi Science College directly.

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years

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