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Mathematics and Further Mathematics A Level at The Sweyne Park School

Course description

Mathematics has served humanity in our quest to understand the world and extend the possibilities that this ever changing world can offer us. Mathematics underpins the atomic fabric of the universe; the principles and patterns of numbers and laws of geometry allow us to search for meaning in the universe with greater precision. Studying mathematics will raise your confidence to tackle and solve increasingly complex abstract and real-life problems. Mathematics helps you develop your abilities to be creative, think with clarity and reason logically. Employers and universities highly value the skills and knowledge acquired through studying mathematics to A level, research showing a 10% increase in earnings relative to those without this subject.

Course content

The core modules of A level Mathematics (Pure Mathematics) will allow you to build on existing mathematical knowledge and skills, for example solving equations, using trigonometry, sketching graphs and proof. You will also explore new areas of pure mathematics such as number series, differentiation and integration. The optional modules focus on applications of mathematics and will allow you to build on and develop new skills in Statistics, Mechanics or Decision Mathematics. The skills and techniques studied in Applied Mathematics can be particularly valuable in supporting work in A level sciences, IT, humanities, economics or business studies.

Future opportunities

Directly related: All types of engineering, finance and accounting, marketing analyst, actuary, statistician and stockbroker.

Further afield: IT consultancy and programming, civil service, NHS and management consultant.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sweyne Park School directly.

Last updated date: 18 June 2015

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