Mathematics A level at Falmouth School
A-Level Mathematics is a very marketable qualification and fits in very well with all combinations of AS and A2 subjects. It requires a mind that enjoys solving problems and one that can construct a logical argument. A Mathematics GCSE Grade 7 or higher is desirable, although some students with GCSE Grade 6 may be accepted, subject to satisfactory performance in the introductory unit and a commitment to additional support sessions. The course examines the pure and applied elements of mathematics with overarching themes of problem solving and modelling. At the start of the course they re-visit topics that were first met at GCSE but are then extended with more mathematical rigour. Students are then introduced to calculus, which was developed by Newton in England and Leibnitz in Germany. In addition to the pure topics they will meet practical problems such as how things move (mechanics) and using probability to test hypotheses (statistics). Students will also study a large data set, for example Met Office weather data, over the two year course allowing them to see a real life application of the techniques taught.
A recent survey found that those with A-Level Mathematics earned, on average, 10% more than those without a Maths A-Level – perhaps not the main reason for choosing Maths but an interesting statistic. Mathematics A-Level supports many other subjects and is regarded very highly by all university courses and employers. Your A-Level can lead to university courses in maths, physics, engineering, biology, accountancy, business, sports science and many more.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Falmouth School directly.