Mathematics, A-Level

A-Level

Mathematics is a highly-regarded qualification which will give you a considerable career advantage in the modern digital economy as well as supporting a wide range of Higher Education courses. 

Becoming proficient in Mathematics helps you to develop clear, logical thinking and excellent problem solving skills. It fits well with many other subjects from Computing, Psychology and Music to Economics, Physics and Chemistry.

You will study a range of topics including calculus, mechanics and statistics. Take note though, the course is a significant step up from GCSE and so is suitable only for those who enjoy Mathematics and have strong algebraic skills.

The majority of students go on to Higher Education, studying a range of subjects including Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematical Biology, Computer Science, Finance, and Actuarial Science. Mathematics is useful in almost any career, particularly the sciences, finance and business.

 

Type of study
Full-Time
Examination board
Edexcel

Availability & Details

Mathematics, A Level HF-MATHAL-D(1718)000

Venue
Havant Campus
Dates
Academic Year 2017-18 (1 year)
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, The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (A*-C), including English Language and Mathematics.

You will also need GCSE grade 6 or above in Mathematics.

In the First Year, you’ll study Pure Mathematics, plus a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics. 

In the Second Year, you will study more advanced topics in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics.

Within the two years you will study: 

Mathematics is split into Pure Mathematics (eg, algebra, trigonometry, calculus, proof) and ‘Applied’ Mathematics (eg, statistics, mechanics, decision)

Pure Mathematics makes up two thirds of the course with Applied Mathematics taking up the other one third

You will be actively involved in the development of mathematical ideas through the use of class teaching, group discussion and problem solving activities

Full use is made of modern technology, including Mathematical software packages

Mathematics is an incredibly useful and highly respected subject and is advantageous for most career paths especially those involving Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Psychology, Business and Computer Science.

 

All of our lecturers are leading subject and industry professionals. 

We use digital innovation in delivering teaching and learning. On the Havant Campus, Google for Education technology is embedded throughout the College’s curriculum, equipping you with skills in industry-recognised cloud-based applications for your onward career journey. 

The College offers a variety of teaching and learning approaches including lectures, tutorials, studios, workshops, presentations and group discussions.

You will have the chance to visit a theme park to experience mathematics in theory and practice, and spend time at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Further Mathematics Centre, which organises events such as ‘Mathematics Inspiration’ and revision days. There is also the opportunity to take part in the National Mathematics Challenge.

 

Assessment is by exam.

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