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Mathematics - Use of at Palmer's College

Course description

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop their knowledge of mathematics. It covers mathematical and statistical techniques used in A-level subjects such as Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Geography and Psychology. If you enjoy maths, this course would provide useful support for these subjects as well as being a qualification in its own right.

Course content

The first year course is divided into three modules:
• Algebra
• Data analysis
• Decision maths

In the second year you would study Calculus and Mathematical comprehension; you would also complete a piece of coursework in 
year two.

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include a grade C in Maths from the Higher Tier of GCSE and a grade C in English GCSE

Financial information

You will need a Graphic Display Calculator - the Casio fx-9750G-11 would be ideal.

Future opportunities

Use of Mathematics is intended to support students who need Maths or Statistics in their degree course. These skills are embedded in a large number of degree courses such as Business, Geography, Economics, Law, Management and Psychology.

All mathematics qualifications at this level are much sought after and highly valued by employers and universities.

Further information

Further information is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.