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Mathematics A Level at Landau Forte College

Course description

The aims of the course are to develop you understand mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence, enjoyment and a strong foundation to further study. Whilst the techniques will seem theoretical, you will see them applied to real-life situations which can be modelled mathematically.

Course content

The course enables you to follow a variety of mathematical topics over two years

AS level Mathematics A combination of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics is studied throughout the year. The course is assessed in two 1 hour 30 minute papers. Paper 1 is a combination of Pure Mathematics and Mechanics. Paper 2 is a combination of Pure Mathematics and Statistics. For those students who move on A2, the AS results will not contribute to the full A-Level.

A2 Mathematics A combination of Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics is studied throughout the year which build upon knowledge acquired in the AS Course. The course is assessed in three 2 hour papers. Paper 1 assesses Pure Mathematics, Paper 2 assesses Mechanics and Pure Mathematics, and Paper 3 assesses Statistics and Pure Mathematics.

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics graded 9-6.

Future opportunities

The main reason for studying Mathematics to an advanced level is that it you find it interesting and enjoyable. You like its challenge, its clarity, and the fact that you generally know when you are right. Solving a complex problem is exciting and very satisfying. This is what Mathematics is all about!

Post 16 Mathematics might be a requirement for what you want to study at university. Science-based courses (especially Physics), Psychology, Economics, Computing, and Business studies are just some of the subjects that prefer students to have studied Mathematics beyond GCSE level.

Studies have shown that people with an A Level in Mathematics also tend to earn more on average than those without. Whilst this in itself should not be the only reason to study Mathematics, the transferable skills that you develop (problem-solving, teamwork, analytical and lateral thinking, and creativity) make you a very favourable candidate for any employer.

Ultimately Mathematics is an amazing subject to have at A Level and provided you have a solid understanding of the GCSE concepts before you start, with perseverance and effort, you should find this course extremely rewarding.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Landau Forte College directly.

Last updated date: 03 October 2017

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