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Mathematics A Level at Hereford Sixth Form College

Course description

Mathematics is not only a beautiful and exciting subject in its own right, but it also underpins many other branches of learning. It has been fundamental to the development of the society in which we live.

Mathematics can be divided into two areas: at its heart lies Pure Mathematics, which in the main is concerned with Algebra and Geometry; and Applied Mathematics which, as the name implies, applies techniques in Pure Mathematics to solve problems in the world around us.

Course content

This is a traditional Mathematics course. 
It builds on your understanding of Algebra and Geometry and introduces you to new and important concepts such as calculus, which helps explain how the world changes with time. 
In the applied courses, you will develop your understanding of how Mathematics can be used in real-world applications.


Entry requirements

You will need:

  • Grade 7, 8 or 9 or A or A* at GCSE in Mathematics

If you have a grade 6 or B at GCSE and want to study A Level Mathematics, you will be advised on an individual basis.

Future opportunities

Mathematicians are highly valued and well placed when it comes to finding employment. 
Openings exist in industry, banking and finance as well as management.

Mathematics A and AS Level courses are particularly useful for people hoping to study engineering, the natural sciences or physics at university.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hereford Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2017

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