Mathematics A Level at Swale Sixth Form
Summary of skills students gain by studying this subject
You will learn how higher level algebra can be used to solve a variety of problems.
The topics on sequences and series will broaden your understanding of its application in the financial sector.
You will also explore calculus (differentiation and integration) and learn how it is applied to create mathematical models and solve problems.
The use of vectors in the aviation and marine industry will also become clear by studying this subject.
The statistics element of this qualification will further your understanding of probability and teach you how to test statistical hypotheses.
The mechanics part of the course will bring the concepts of forces, moments and Newton's laws alive.
Units that will be studied
Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics and Grade 6 or better in GCSE Statistics, plus 3 other GCSE or equivalent grades at 5, to include GCSE English.
This is a linear course, which is examined via three 2 hour written examination papers for each unit stated above at the end of two years. The modules carry equal weight and there is no coursework. Calculators are allowed in the examinations.
Progression and career opportunities
Students who succeed will be awarded a full A level qualification in Mathematics, which is an entry level requirement for many university courses.
You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in Mathematics related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses.
Many employers are also offering apprenticeships to candidates with an A-Level Mathematics qualification in the field of Science and Technology. Gaining this qualification will enable you to persue a career in jobs such as Accountancy, Engineering, Teaching, Insurance under-writing and the Financial sector. You could also consider becoming a tutor of mathematics and earn up to £35/hour.
This course also helps you develop the analytical and problem solving skills that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the Economics and Financial sectors.
How to apply
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