Mathematics A level at Lowestoft Sixth Form College
Did you enjoy maths at school? Do you enjoy solving problems? Do you feel confident with the work you have met so far at GCSE?
If so, you should seriously consider Maths AS or A Level. Maths is a demanding and challenging subject but it can be an extremely rewarding one if you are prepared to put in time and effort. Mathematics is the application of a limited number of methods to a never-ending number of problems. It can be used to solve many practical problems in a variety of areas such as architecture, business and science.
You will study a combination of pure mathematics, statistics, mechanics and decision maths. There will be some choice for students in the types of maths topics they choose to develop further in the second year.
The pure maths topics include Algebra, co-ordinate Geometry, polynomials, Trigonometry, Calculus, differentiation and integration techniques, partial fractions, vectors and differential equations.
You will need to meet the standard college entry criteria for AS/A2 courses. Additionally, you will need at least an average GCSE score of 5 and to have studied the higher tier at GCSE Maths and achieved a grade B or above. If adding to a Science programme you will need an average GCSE score of 5.5. You need to have studied the higher level tier of Mathematics GCSE and achieved a grade B or above.
Maths is a highly regarded subject, which complements almost all other subjects. Many students go on to pursue careers in areas such as medicine, research and development, engineering, statistics, operational research, computing, accountancy, actuarial work, business management, insurance, financial services and teaching.
If you are hoping to pursue a course in science, mathematics or engineering at university, Maths is compulsory and we would also recommend that you take Further Mathematics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lowestoft Sixth Form College directly.