Entry requirements - 2018-2020
GCSE grade 7 in Maths
Two thirds of the course is focused on Pure Mathematics and its applications. This will extend the work on Number, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion and Geometry as well as covering Calculus. The remaining third of the course will be split equally between Statistics and Mechanics. There is no optional content.
The Statistics content will deal with handling data and probability and will complement Psychology, Biology, Geography and Economics.
The Mechanics content will apply Mathematics to problems in the real world and relate well to Physics and Engineering.
There are three written examinations, to be taken in June of Year 13. These will be of equal weighting, with calculator permissible throughout. Two of the examinations will be in Pure Mathematics processes and applications and the third examination will be equally weighted in the areas of Statistics and Mechanics.
There is an excellent range of career prospects for students with a mathematics qualification at A level. University courses in all the Sciences, Economics and Geography consider an Advanced qualification in mathematics as a significant advantage. The major sectors employing mathematicians are finance, computing, electronics and engineering, although there is a vast range of potential jobs. With a background in mathematics you will be highly employable as it shows a logical mind.