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Mathematics A Level at Arnold Hill Academy

Course description

Why study this course?

On this course students will develop logical reasoning skills and an ability to express a convincing argument, including mathematical proof. They will develop an understanding of mathematics, and mathematical processes, in a way that promotes confidence, fosters enjoyment and provides a strong foundation for progress to further study. They will learn to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively and also appreciate when such use may be inappropriate. The subject content is divided into the three areas of pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

What support and enrichment will I get?

We offer a lunchtime support club that students are encouraged to attend. Members of staff are also available for individual discussions. Revision sessions are offered to support students in preparing for the examinations. We enter students for the UKMT Maths Challenge, both individually and as a team. Students have the opportunity to support younger students and have access to websites to which the school subscribes, including MyMaths.

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard entry requirements for the Sixth Form, students should have studied the Higher Tier GCSE Mathematics course at Key Stage 4 and achieved a grade 7 or higher so that they meet the demands of the Post 16 course. Students’ GCSE grades will be looked at on an individual basis before entry to the course is agreed.

Future opportunities

It is a real advantage to have an A level in Mathematics. It is very attractive to employers and Universities, even if applying for unrelated areas, and it is recognised in higher than average career earnings. Studying A level Mathematics will support many other subject areas, especially the Sciences, Geography and Economics. A level Mathematics can lead to careers in accounting, engineering and business amongst many other areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Arnold Hill Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years