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AS/A2 Level Mathematics at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form

Course description

Examination Board: Edexcel

Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Do you like the satisfaction of knowing when you are right? Are you looking for a course that is challenging, interesting and enjoyable? If so, A level Mathematics is the course for you.

Aims of the course

The aims of the course are to develop your interest in Mathematics and extend the principles that you learnt at GCSE. Your range of mathematical skills will be enhanced and techniques will be discovered to help solve more difficult problems. Whilst the techniques will seem theoretical, you will see them applied to real-life situations which can be modelled mathematically.

Programme of Study

The course enables you to follow a variety of mathematical topics.

AS OUTLINE

This requires three modules to be successfully completed. These are Core 1, Core 2 and Statistics 1.

A2 OUTLINE

This requires six modules to be successfully completed. These are Core 1, 2, 3, 4, Statistics 1 and one further applied module.

Who is the course aimed at?

The main reason for studying Mathematics to an advanced level is that it you find it interesting and enjoyable. You like its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you generally know when you are right.

For many university courses a knowledge of Mathematics at AS or A2 level is seen as desirable and in some cases essential. These include most Science courses (especially Physics), Engineering, Psychology, Computing, Economics and Business Studies.

The transferable skills that you develop such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, analytical and lateral thinking make you a very favourable candidate for any employer. Studies have shown that people with an A Level in Mathematics also tend to earn more on average than those without.

Ultimately Mathematics is an amazing subject to have studied at A Level and provided you have a solid understanding of the GCSE concepts before you start, with perseverance and effort, you should find this course extremely rewarding.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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