Maths at Holyhead
There are many reasons why people choose to study A Level Maths. It is often a great subject to complement Physics, Psychology, Economics, Medicine/Dentistry, Computing, and Business studies.
Those students with A Level Maths earn on average 10% more than those without. It is a requirement for many jobs and courses, as Maths develops your analytical, communication, logic, investigative, problem solving and team work skills. Since Maths is one of the most traditional subjects, a good grade in the subject can boost an application for pretty much every course!
The course aims to equip you with the skills used in fields such as fighting against cancer (geometry), motorsport simulations (calculus), comparison of data/trends (statistics), understanding earthquakes (logarithms) and project management (critical path analysis).
Students need to:
• have very good mathematical knowledge
• be tenacious
• be independent learners
• go above and beyond what is expected
C1 (Core 1): Builds and develops techniques learned at GCSE required for advanced work.
C2 (Core 2): Introduction to topics fundamental to advanced mathematics. and either
S1 (Statistics 1 - non Physics students only): Builds and extends the data handling and sampling techniques to practical situations using probability models.
M1 (Mechanics - Physics students only): The study of mathematical models using mechanics, vectors kinematics, dynamics of particles and moments in practicle situations.
A minimum of 5 A*-C grades at GCSE
Grade A in GCSE Maths
High grade Bs may be considered
Grade B in GCSE English
This course is 100% exam based where each module is out of 75 marks and each has time length of 1 hour 30 mins. All students have to sit C1 and C2, the third examination will be either S1 or M1.
Students interested in engineering are able to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme (ESS). Students are encouraged to attend master classes at various universities both locally and nationally. Mentoring by students from the University of Birmingham.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holyhead directly.