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Mathematics A Level at Wirral Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Studying A-Level Mathematics is both challenging and rewarding. The material presented in the course is interesting and possesses mathematical elegance. Mathematics can be studied for it’s own inherent beauty, or as a vital ingredient for degree level study in Engineering, Finance or the Physical Sciences. Where possible, we try to emphasise that the developed mathematical skills are transferable to other subjects and contexts.

Course content

Core Mathematics (1,2,3 and 4)

This is the core course and is intended to deepen your understanding of GCSE Mathematics by extending the range of basic techniques in number, algebra and trigonometry. Calculus methods are introduced across all four modules. The Core 3 module requires you to complete a piece of coursework on numerical solution of equations.

Statistics 1
Elementary statistical techniques are fully covered and presented as a practical application of Mathematics to real situations. You will learn a range of probability and data handling techniques that allow us to make simple inferences from different forms of data.

Mechanics 1 The techniques covered in the core modules are applied to real situations by a process called Mathematical Modelling. You will learn how to form simple models to represent real life situations, appreciate any necessary assumptions, make simple deductions from the model and comment on its usefulness.
A Level Mathematics is renowned as one of the harder A Levels and thus is highly valued by universities and employers alike. You will develop acquire the confidence and competence to deal with information given in algebraic, numerical or graphical form, all of which are very transferable skills. Furthermore, there is great satisfaction to be gained in the complete mastery of problems.


Entry requirements

It is recommended that you have achieved grade A or above at GCSE. Most importantly you should have an inquiring mind and enjoy problem solving. A questioning approach and determination are equally essential.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wirral Grammar School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 23 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years