Mathematics at St Gregory's Catholic School
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.
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.
Grade 7 or higher in GCSE Maths
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.