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Mathematics at St Gregory's Catholic School

Course description

Maths is the most popular A-level and a high proportion of those studying it achieve an A grade.

Studies have also shown that people with Maths A Level tend to earn more on average than people without it. Though this itself may or may not be a good enough reason to study maths, the skills it allows you to develop include problem solving, logic and analysing situations. Add in the improvements to your basic numeracy skills and that bit of creativity needed to solve maths problems and you've got yourself a set of skills which would make you more desirable for almost any job.


 

Course content

All students study Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics modules. Pure Mathematics consists of calculus, algebra, trigonometry, vectors and numerical methods. Mechanics and Probability & Statistics are applied Mathematics. Both of these applications produce models of the real world and suggest solutions to real-life problems. In Mechanics we study forces, energy and velocity. In Probability & Statistics we study probability theory and statistical inference. The most able students are encouraged to study Further Mathematics in addition to Mathematics.

 

SCHEME OF ASSESSMENT (Final Exam):

At the end of Year 13 all topics studied throughout the two year course will be examined.

 

 

Entry requirements

Grade 7 or higher in GCSE Maths

Future opportunities

Prospects for Progression into H.E. or Future Career:

Mathematics is necessary for most engineering and physical sciences.  It is also useful for law and of course any mathematical, statistical or computer science course.         

Mathematics is necessary for most engineering and physical sciences. It is also useful for law and of course any mathematical, statistical or computer science course.You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Mathematics, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that will help you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for. The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Gregory's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 11 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: (9MA0)

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • St Gregory's Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01892 527444
    • Email address:
    • office@sgschool.org.uk

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    • St Gregory’s is an Ofsted Outstanding Catholic school, welcoming of all faiths and none. We help young people to succeed, not just academically but as a well-balanced individual.

      Our Sixth Form is a vibrant happy and successful community where you can pursue and progress your academic studies and become confident, engaged and articulate, such that you will thrive in our rapidly changing world.

      We offer a broad range of subjects with all the support you’ll need to springboard into higher education, apprenticeships and employment. A combination of first class teaching and incredible pastoral care together with a range of experiences outside the classroom will inspire, build self-esteem and the confidence to achieve. Our Sixth Formers achieve consistently good examination results enabling them to move on to their chosen path, including Oxbridge, top universities, medical and veterinary schools. Our results are consistently high.

      Our dedicated Sixth Form Centre includes specialist classrooms, a lecture theatre, small seminar rooms, independent study areas, a large common room with a kitchen, garden and even its own chapel. Sixth Form staff are always on hand to help. Students also have access to a state of the art fitness suite and extensive playing fields with all-weather facilities.