Mathematics A Level at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*
The Maths course is for those who love Maths and want to use it as a major part of their degree course. At its core is the development of a logical mind that prepares you for whatever you want to do in life.
Over the two year course, you will study Pure Maths, which looks at the theoretical side of Mathematics and develops your knowledge and understanding of algebra and geometry. Some of the topics will be familiar to you already, but other topics, e.g. calculus, will be completely new. Alongside these modules, you will also study Applied Maths modules (statistics and mechanics), which develops your knowledge from GCSE and introduces new topics about forces and how the universe works.
At least 5 full GCSEs grades 9–4 (A*–C), including English Language and Maths, plus preferably a grade 7–9 (grade A) in Maths. Students with only grade 6 (grade B) will be required to pass an entrance test. Students who enjoyed their Mathematics at Key Stage 4 would be appropriate for this course.
The course is assessed through exam-based assessments.
Maths is particularly recommended for those wishing to study Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Sciences or Computing at university but is accepted (alongside other subjects) as an appropriate qualification for entry to almost any career or degree course.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.