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Mathematics A Level at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

People who have A level Maths tend to go on to earn higher salaries! Advanced Mathematics develops your ability to reason logically and understand the real world. Maths seems abstract, but you learn it in a very practical way – you don’t read it or listen to a lecture about it – you DO it. In some ways, learning maths is like learning to play a musical instrument. You need teaching and regular practice before you can perform proficiently, but you know when you are doing well. It can be a very satisfying subject to study.

Course content

Mathematics AS Level and A Level 

All students will study a combination of Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics with an emphasis on modelling, problem-solving and reasoning. Both AS and A level have 100% fixed content with approximately 2/3 Pure, 1/6 Statistics and 1/6 Mechanics with the AS level a subset of the A level content.

Pure Maths includes proof, algebra, graphs, sequences, trigonometry, logarithms, calculus and vectors. At A level students also study functions, numerical methods and differential equations.

Mechanics includes kinematics, working with forces and Newton’s laws. At A level students also study motion under gravity, friction and simple moments. 

Statistics includes working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, using binomial distribution as a model and statistical hypothesis testing. At A level students also study the Normal distribution. Both AS and A level Maths include a pre-released large data set for students to use throughout the course.

 NB   The new AS Level will be a stand-alone qualification in its own right.  It will not count towards the final grade of an A Level.

 The new A Level will be fully linear so assessment of a student’s knowledge and understanding of the whole course takes place at the end of two years of study.

Entry requirements

WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?

Successful application and interview.

WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Full level 2

FURTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4/C including English Language at grade 4 (C) and at least a grade 6 (B) in GCSE Mathematics. Students will also complete a bridging course covering basic algebraic techniques which they will be required to pass.

Offers subject to a satisfactory School report. 

Assessment

At both AS and A2 assessment is by written examinations. 

Students are expected to work with scientific or graphical calculators for all papers.

Future opportunities

An extremely wide range of jobs, degrees and Higher National Diplomas in the fields of Science, Engineering, Medicine and Computing, and also in the Psychology, Languages, Social Science and Financial Sectors. You can study maths as a joint course with almost any other university option.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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