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AS/A2 Mathematics at Queen Elizabeth School

Course description

The ability to think mathematically and to use mathematical techniques to solve problems is one of the key skills that underlie much of modern life. It is the only language shared by all human beings regardless of culture, religion or gender.  For example pi is still 3.14159……,  whichever country you come from.  Very few people (if any), are literate in all the world’s languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese etc) but the shared language of mathematics connects us with people across continents and through time.  It links us with ancient Greek and Egyptian scholars, mediaeval merchants, astronauts, engineers, peasants and politicians. 

It is with this universal language that we can explain mysteries of the universe or the secrets of DNA.  We can understand the forces of planetary motion, build computers and transfer information across the globe. In short, the best part of having a mathematics background is that it helps you make a difference to other people’s lives on a daily basis.  It is also a fascinating and most enjoyable subject in its own right.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years