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A-Level Mathematics at Winstanley College

Course description

Learning outside the classroom
Mentoring – Individual weekly tutorials for AS students by A2 Maths students.
Structured Revision Programme – with schedule, materials & online videos.
Study Hall – Quiet study sessions, at lunchtimes, with the HoD.
Kerboodle – An online support programme with access to the digital textbook, assessments, model solutions and videos.. 
Maths Study Room – Available in all blocks for quiet independent study.
Enrichment Activities & Competitions – Winstanley Premiership, UKMT team/individual challenges, LJM Pop Quiz, Making Maths at Manchester, and many more!
Online Resources – materials for further independent study via moodle.

Study Support
From the first lesson you will receive support in bridging the gap between GCSE algebra and the requirements for the A level. General study support (organisation, time management) is available from individual tutors and also in the LRC in college.

Academic Challenge
If you are keen to continue with mathematics at University you really should be taking A Level Further Mathematics. Additional materials are available for self-study on mathematical topics that will be useful for your first term at university. Additional support for STEP and AEA is available during classes run during the year. You will receive information about courses that you can attend, open day visits to universities, and also the opportunity to listen to visiting speakers talking about the many career options available to you after your A Level study.

From school pupil to Winstanley student 
The biggest challenge when starting AS level maths is the algebra. You may have an A or A* at GCSE without your algebra being thorough enough for the A Level course. So, when you start at Winstanley you will receive an Induction booklet which will contain examples of all of the areas of GCSE algebra that you need to practise in order to be able to enjoy the new A Level material. Should you find any areas that you cannot do, there will be support from your teacher and videos on youtube to help fix this. Since ‘Bridging The Gap’ of algebra is so essential to your successful progression onto A Level, additional opportunities to learn about this will be provided during the Taster days, Masterclasses and Bridging courses. The more practice you can get of advanced GCSE algebra the better! 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Winstanley College directly.

Last updated date: 24 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years