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A Level Maths at Ark St Alban's Academy

Course description

One of the benefits of studying mathematics is the variety of career paths it provides. Studies show that the top jobs in terms of income and other factors, were careers suited for Maths graduates.

 

The academy is committed to providing a first rate education to all of its students in a friendly and supportive environment. Mathematics is a specialism of St Alban’s Academy. You will be taught by exceptional Maths teachers: this has been reflected in the department’s excellent results year after year. The department is also well-equipped with resources which will enrich your studies.

Course content

AS Mathematics in Year 12 involves the study of two core modules, C1 and C2, together with a choice of application modules chosen from Statistics, Mechanics and Decisions. A-Level Mathematics in Year 13 involves two more core modules C3 and C4 together with another application module chosen from Statistics, Mechanics and Decisions.

 

The core modules cover topics in pure mathematics, some of which build on GCSE knowledge (including algebra, trigonometry and sequences), while some new concepts are introduced (for example differentiation, integration and logarithms).

 

The statistics modules continue to build on the handling data work done at GCSE, building into probability models using a variety of techniques. The mechanics module begins the application of mathematics to the study of forces. Decision Mathematics widens the application of mathematics to the world of business, looking at algorithms to solve optimisation problems.

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades including English and Maths

Maths GCSE grade A

 

 

Assessment

100% exam

Future opportunities

Mathematics can be combined at degree level in a variety of options and Further Mathematics is excellent preparation for studying Mathematics, Engineering or Physics at university. Mathematics equips you with logical and analytical skills highly sought after in many sectors of the economy, such as Business, Industry and Civil Service. In this technological age, a qualification in Mathematics is very much in demand.

 

Further information

All students studying Mathematics in the sixth form have the opportunity to enter

the Senior Maths Challenge, a national competition run by the United Kingdom

Mathematics Trust.  Moreover, students studying Further Mathematics are given a reading list which they are encouraged to read and discuss. We will also organise trips to leading Mathematics faculties to attend lectures and there will be an after-school club for extra support.

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: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September

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