Mathematics - Advanced Level at Corby Business Academy
What is an Advanced Level?
The course builds on all of the work you have done at GCSE and is examined through end of unit exams. There is no coursework at all!
Some of the work in C1 and C2 overlaps with the work done at GCSE at A/A* Grade.
Is this for me?
If you are a hard working well motivated student who enjoys algebra and problem solving. If you are going to get a B or higher GCSE grade and you want to earn 10% more money than other people. Then Advanced Level Mathematics is the course for you and you will then be able to choose from a vast range of related degree courses to study at university.
What courses does it go with?
Mathematics is a great course to support almost any other A Level subject. It works particularly well with Business and Science where the courses are complementary but also provides a balanced curriculum alongside English or other essay writing subjects. You can go onto Higher Education with just an A Level in Maths and University Admissions Tutors are always impressed by good maths grades.
What subjects will I study?
During the two year course you will extend your knowledge of Number, Algebra, Geometry and Statistics and learn explore new areas such as Calculus, (Differentiation and Integration). You will study six units. Three units in Y12 make up the Advanced Supplementary Level and a further three in Y13 make up the Advanced Level.
1. Pure Mathematics 1
2. Pure Mathematics 2
3. Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1
4. Pure Mathematics 3
5. Pure Mathematics 4
6. Statistics 1 or Mechanics 1 or Decision Mathematics.
In addition to your core studies you will also develop essential employment related skills in:
Application of number
Working as a team
You will need a minimum of a B in Mathematics and 5 C's at GCSE preferably including English.
Each unit is assessed by a short exam and graded as E - A with points awarded. At the end of the course the points add up to give a final grade.
So, you don't have to get an A on every unit to get an A overall.
Some students choose to continue with Mathematics at University, however many choose a related course such as: Business Related Courses, (Economics, Management, Retailing, E-business, Enterprise, Finance and Accountancy); Science and Engineering; (Science, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Psychology); Management; (Maths and Management); Information Technology and Computing, (Computer Science, Web-design, Game Design); Education, (Primary Education, Secondary Education).
There are literally thousands of courses which are maths related and all future employers want staff with mathematical skills.
Mathematics is relevant to almost every career, including:
- Armed Forces
- Bank Manager
- Business Manager
- Building Surveyor
- Customer Service
- Electrical Engineer
- Gas Engineer
- Human Resources
- Mechanical Engineer
- Tax Manager
- Self-Employed -Own Business Manager Social Worker
What kind of extra support will I get from Corby Business Academy?
Corby Business Academy is noted for its excellent student support with a focus on individual needs. All students have a personal tutor who guides and monitors them, helping them achieve their full potential. In addition, you also have access to specialist support from the study support team, student services and the learning centre. Mathematics staff are available for additional support from 3.30pm to 5.00pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
For more information:
If you wish to find out more information please contact Mrs Anderson or Miss Rowe
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Corby Business Academy directly.