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Mathematics A-Level at Tavistock Community College

Course description

The first year of this course is an AS level qualification and consists of 3 units of study. The student may continue to study for a second year in order to gain an A2 qualification. This course build on the Mathematics students have studied up to GCSE level. Through the Core Modules they will learn to apply Mathematics to a range of problems from the real world as they develop their skills in a range of mathematical disciplines including: algebra, trigonometry, geometry, calculus and probability. The use of statistical methods has grown considerably in recent years and this course includes a module studying these methods. This supports students with a growing number of courses and careers which require knowledge of statistical methods. The other applied maths module in this course is Mechanics. This includes methods to consider the effect of forces on systems both static and moving. A-level Mathematics supports many Higher Education courses as well as leading to the study of Mathematics itself. A growing number of courses and careers require a knowledge of statistical methods.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C grades including a B grade in Mathematics GCSE


All assessment is by examination. One examination of 1 hour 30 minutes for each of the 3 AS modules and a further 3 examinations of 1 hour 30 minutes for the 3 A2 modules.

Future opportunities

A qualification in Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of careers from Architect, Accountant, Actuary, Banker, Business Manager, Engineer, Economist, Mathematical Modeller, Statistician, Teacher and many more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tavistock Community College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015

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