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Mathematics A Level at Claremont High School Academy

Course description

Mathematics provides skills in demand across a wide range of careers. Employers value numeracy, clarity of thought and the capacity for logical argument that the study of Mathematics develops. It has always been the foundation of the physical sciences and it now plays a major role in the life sciences and in such disciplines as Economics, Computer Science and Psychology. Mathematics will open many doors in life after the Sixth Form.

When studying Pure Mathematics students will be extending their knowledge of such topics as algebra and trigonometry, as well as learning some brand new ideas such as calculus. Having enjoyed the challenge of problem solving at GCSE using such mathematical techniques, students should find the prospect of this course very appealing. Although many of the ideas met in Pure Mathematics are interesting in their own right, they also serve as a vital foundation for the other branches of mathematics that we study.

When learning about Statistics students will discover how to analyse and summarise numerical data in order to arrive at conclusions about it. They will extend the range of probability problems that they started for GCSE by using new mathematical techniques studied in the pure mathematical modules. Many of the ideas that are met in this course have applications in a wide range of other fields – from assessing how much car insurance is going to cost to how likely the earth is going to be hit by a comet in the next few years. Many of the techniques are used in sciences and social sciences. In today’s society we are bombarded with information (or data) and the Statistics units will give you useful tools for looking at this information critically and efficiently. 

Entry requirements

A in Maths at Higher level

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Claremont High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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