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Mathematics A Level at Bridgwater College

Course description

A-level Mathematics is a highly academic course designed for students who have a real love of maths. It is one of the few A-levels that is regarded highly among all employers and university courses. There are many modules within A Level maths, ranging from the core topics to Mechanics, Statistics and Decision and hence is good grounding for careers such as statistician, analyst, engineer, scientist, accountant, actuarist, computer programmer to name but a few.

Course content

During your AS year you will study two core maths modules which build upon your GCSE knowledge and provides the building blocks for all the other modules and branches of mathematics. Core Maths topics include trigonometry, algebra, sequences, coordinate geometry and new ideas such as logarithms and calculus. The remaining module is Decision maths,  used widely in computing, business, engineering and management. It looks at algorithms such as ‘sorting’, ‘finding the shortest path’, ‘job allocation’ and ‘route inspection’, all of which solve a multitude of everyday problems.

During your A2 year you will continue studying two core modules which build upon the AS year, covering higher level trigonometry and calculus. Alongside this, you will get a choice to study a further Decision module, Statistics or Mechanics modules, depending on your other Alevels and timetable. 

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs in the A* – C range, including Maths and English at grade C or above.

Assessment

Examinations

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics is highly valued by employers in a wide range of industries as evidence of your ability to solve problems and learn new skills. Many of our students go on to study course with a high mathematical content at University, such as engineering, finance, mathematics, computing and so on. Some students choose to apply for apprenticeships.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 February 2016

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