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Mathematics at St Edward's College

Course description

Mathematics at A Level is a course worth studying for its own sake and it is both challenging and interesting. It builds on work covered at Higher Level GCSE, but also involves new ideas. It serves as a very useful support for many other subjects as well as being a much sought-after qualification in its own right.

Course content

In Year 12, pupils have seven lessons per week plus two homeworks. During this time pupils complete AS Level Mathematics (modules: C1, C2, D1).

In Year 13, pupils have seven lessons per week plus two homeworks.
In this year pupils complete A Level Mathematics (modules: C3, C4, S1).

Entry requirements

A grade in GCSE Mathematics

Assessment

AS Modules
Core Mathematics 1 (C1) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper–marked out of 75.
Core Mathematics 2 (C2) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper–marked out of 75.
Decision 1 (D1) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper–marked out of 75.

A2 Modules
Core Mathematics 3 (C3) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper–marked out of 75.
Core Mathematics 4 (C4) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper–marked out of 75.
Statistics 1 (S1) 1 hour 30 minutes written paper–marked out of 75.

Future opportunities

Mathematical ability is very highly regarded by both universities and employers. An A Level in Mathematics is essential for many degree courses (including Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Finance and of course Mathematics itself) and is highly desirable in a wide range of other subjects such as Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Architecture, Accountancy, Medicine, in which there is a certain
amount of mathematical content (even a Geography degree will involve the use of statistics).
 
The problem solving skills you will acquire during the course, coupled with the ability to approach problems systematically and analytically mean that there are very few degree subjects for which Mathematics A Level would not be useful. There is currently a national shortage of Mathematicians, so employment prospects could not be better!
 
A few possible career opportunities are: Accountant, Archaeologist, Architect, Barrister, Business Analyst, Computer Games Developer, Defence Analyst, Doctor, Engineer, Forensic Scientist, Meteorologist, Research and Development, Statistician and Teacher.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edward's College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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