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Single Mathematics A Level at Gordano School

Course description

Mathematics is about pattern and structure; it is about logical analysis, deduction, calculation within these patterns and structures. When patterns are found, often in widely different areas of science and technology, the mathematics of these patterns can be used to explain and control natural happenings and situations.

In addition to its inherent interest and beauty, Mathematics continues to be one of the most respected subjects by employers and universities. Irrespective of the degree course a student may select, a good grade in Mathematics will be an asset.

In addition to pure maths, students will also receive a thorough grounding in mechanics (the science of moving objects and forces) and statistics (the science of data, its presentation and analysis). For example, Newton’s laws of motion (the ones supposedly inspired by the apple!) are studied in this fascinating course.

Course content

• All students study a mixture of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.
• All exams in May /June of Year 13.
• There are 3 exams, all 2 hours long.

Future opportunities

• University courses in Engineering, Architecture, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science often prefer students with a good Maths A-level background.
• It is one of the most respected qualifications you can posses. Potential employers know that A-Level Maths holders will be numerate and will possess the ability to think clearly and rationally.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 23 January 2017

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