Course Overview

Mathematics is about solving problems. Pure Maths provides methods involving algebra, trigonometry, functions and calculus. Applied Maths is divided into Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics is about data analysis and probability whereas Mechanics is about forces and motion of objects.

Further Details

Course Location

Marple

Age

College 16-18

Start Date

11/09/2023

Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years

Department

A Levels

5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including a minimum of a grade 4 in English Language and 6 in Maths, you should have strong skills in algebra.

Mathematics is about solving problems. Pure Maths provides methods involving algebra, trigonometry, functions and calculus. Applied Maths is divided into Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics is about data analysis and probability whereas Mechanics is about forces and motion of objects.

If you enjoy Maths you should do it for its own sake! You should also choose it if you need its application to other subjects such as sciences, Business Studies, Economics and Psychology. How will I learn? Lessons are usually teacher led and could involve investigation, discussion, group work and working on examples. You will have your own workbook for each area of the specification. Scientific calculators are used extensively throughout the course.

A Level Mathematics is welcomed as a qualification for a variety of Higher Education courses. A Mathematics qualification is vital for some subjects, such as Engineering, and useful for others, such as Biochemistry. Students can also go into areas such as Accountancy, Business and Finance, Computing, Economics, Engineering, Medicine, Teaching and more.

Accountancy
Business and Finance
Computing
Economics
Engineering
Medicine
Teaching

Pure Maths makes up two thirds of the A-level and Applied Maths makes up one third (one sixth on Mechanics and one sixth on Statistics). The final exams consist of three two-hour papers.
Paper 1: 100% Pure
Paper 2: 50% Pure 50% Mechanics
Paper 3: 50% Pure 50% Statistics

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