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Mathematics A Level at Samuel Whitbread Academy

Course description

The course is made up from units of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.

At A level Pure units are studied which extend knowledge of algebra and trigonometry and introduce a fresh field of Mathematics called calculus. Applied modules are also taken:

Statistics is the collection and analysis of data for the purpose of informing and making decisions.

Mechanics is the study of the rules by which things stand still or move.

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Key Features

The course depends heavily on class teaching. Independent practice which consolidates understanding from this teaching is essential. For a conscientious student Mathematics is probably the most straightforward of A levels. To help students with the transition to A level ‘bridge the gap’ work is provided over the summer. 

Entry requirements

• APS 5.1

• Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

• Pass the entry exam

• If you have not become confident in dealing with the higher tier material at GCSE the Mathematics at A Level will be very difficult. 


• 100% external examination

Future opportunities

Mathematics at A level is a much sought after qualification and can open the door to a host of career opportunities, many of which have no obvious link with Mathematics. The higher education courses or careers which either require or strongly prefer A level Mathematics include: Economics, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Accountancy, Psychology, Environmental Science, Computing, Information Technology, any of the Sciences and of course Mathematics. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Samuel Whitbread Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 December 2017
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