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Maths at John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What’s it all about?

Mathematics is the most ancient and yet the most modern of all the disciplines. Both beautiful and fascinating; it’s highly valued by employers in industry, information technology, commerce and the scientific community. An A-level in Maths is not just interesting and challenging, it’s something that leads to an enormous range of career opportunities. Frequently considered as one of the most difficult A-levels it is rewarded with a certain status. Mathematics is often criticised as being abstract, in truth it is one of the most useful tools in developing lateral thinking and problem solving ability, which are valuable transferable skills.

Why choose an A-Level in Mathematics

It would be hard to surpass the breadth of opportunity that lies before young people with a mathematics qualification at A-level. Maths and Further Mathematics are both viewed as facilitating subjects by the Russell Group of Universities which means they open the doors to a very wide range of degree courses. For some Mathematics degree courses, both Mathematics and Further Mathematics are required.

Mathematics is suitable for inclusion with either Science or Arts subjects, and is particularly recommended if Physics, Chemistry or Biology are taken at A level. Statistics is being used increasingly in other subjects, if not at A level, then in more Advanced courses e.g. at degree level in Psychology, Economics or Geography

Entry requirements

We strongly advise students considering Further Maths to have at least a grade A at GCSE. Those students who gain their target grade in A-level Maths are more likely to be those that work hard and seek help than those who are able but think they can ‘coast’ through. A good grade at GCSE is not a guarantee of passing A-level Maths!

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Kyrle High School & Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 03 June 2014

Key information

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