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A Level Mathematics at Trafford College

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Why study Mathematics?Mathematics has been studied for thousands of years, yet it is still a vital, vibrant and developing subject , it forms part of every aspect of modern life, for example in Science and Technology, Business and commerce, it provides essential skills for dealing with the problems of the modern world and encourages the development of logical and enquiring mindsWhat’s on the course?For AS Level Mathematics you will study two Core Mathematics unit which include Algebra, Graphs, and Trigonometry plus a unit of Statistics which is the study of data and how to use it.A Level Mathematics course will cover four Core Mathematics units plus Statistics and Mechanics.

Entry requirements

Grade A*-B in GCSE Mathematics with a good B profile of GCSE’s. Students should be competent in manipulating algebraic equations and enjoy interpreting graphs.


The course is assessed through a series of interlinked written exams.

Future opportunities

What are the career opportunities?AS or A Level Mathematics is welcomed as a qualification for a variety of Higher Education courses. A Mathematics qualification is vital for some subjects, such as Engineering, anduseful for others, such as Biochemistry.

Further information

Contact Bernadette Barnett on 0161 953 4731 or by email: contact Course Enquiries on 0161 886 7070

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 13 May 2016
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