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Mathematics A-Level at The McAuley Catholic High School

Course description

Although it is difficult, a good pass in A2 Level Mathematics is universally regarded as an excellent predictor of future success by both higher education providers and by employers. At The McAuley Catholic High School, over half of the students who have taken A2 Level Mathematics during the last decade have obtained a grade A or B.

Entry requirements

Set 1 or Set 2 in Mathematics in Year 11. A minimum of Grade B in Mathematics at GCSE. A firm recommendation from your GCSE Mathematics teacher. If you do have a grade B, then you must attend compulsory extra after-school lessons throughout Y12 in order to bridge the gap between GCSE and A Level.

Future opportunities

For a degree in mathematics, statistics, physics, engineering or actuarial science, for example, you will almost certainly have to have a good mathematics A2 Level qualification.

For many other degrees, such as economics, medicine and social sciences, mathematics will be a vital component of the course.

A2 Level Mathematics is one of the most general and one of the most fundamental subjects that you can study – there is always a demand for employees who can think logically, process information accurately and calculate efficiently.

A person with a maths degree can expect to earn £220 000 more over their lifetime than a person whose education ceased at A level. The financial sector, the actuarial profession, ICT and teaching are some of the most popular choices of career, but there are many other areas that you may not have considered: in healthcare, the environment, transport, aerospace, automotive, construction, sport – the list is almost endless.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The McAuley Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 15 June 2015

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