Mathematics at The Regis School
Mathematics is at the core of education; in an ever more technologically driven society a good grasp of the fundamentals of Mathematics is essential. The subject is fascinating in its own right but it also underpins a multitude of other subjects and forms a key qualification for entry to many University courses.
Mathematics presents a challenge to the intellect and at A-Level is not for the faint hearted. However, for those students who choose to meet the challenge the rewards, both intellectually and in terms of enhanced career prospects, are considerable.
A-level Mathematics consists of two strands: Pure Mathematics and Applied Mathematics.
Pure Mathematics builds on the key skills algebra and number skills encountered in GCSE and extends them into new and challenging areas.
Applied Mathematics covers Statistics and Mechanics.
Statistics applies Mathematical skills to the collection and interpretation of Data and is a useful module for anyone proposing to study Business or Life Sciences.
Mechanics explores the relation of Mathematics to the real world of forces, energy and motion and is important for students thinking of pursuing studies in Physics or Engineering.
To be considered for the course we will require a minimum of a 7 in GCSE Mathematics (Students who do attain a 6 will only be considered under exceptional circumstances)
The assessment consists of 3 exams which are taken at the end of year 13.
Paper 1 Pure Mathematics
Paper 2 Pure Mathematics
Paper 3 Mechanics and Statistics
Each paper is 2 hours long and they are equally weighted (100 marks each)
Mathematics will enhance any application form to University and is a prerequisite for a vast number of courses such as Accountancy, Astronomy, Statistics, Physics, Chemistry and Engineering (Electrical, Electronic, Cybernetic, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Civil and Chemical).
It is also useful for degrees in, Business, Economics, ICT, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine. Careers in which Maths is useful or essential include Education, Banking and Finance, Architecture, Graphic Design, Web Design, Market Research, Quantity Surveying, Games Design, Air Traffic Control, Flying and Telecommunications.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Regis School directly.