Mathematics (A Level)

What is the chance of winning the lottery? How quickly can a car stop? You will study a core of mathematics modules which provide a solid background in Pure Mathematics.

There is also the opportunity to specialise by taking a module in mechanics or a further module in statistics in the second year, according to your own interests. These modules teach you to apply mathematics and to answer questions like the ones above.

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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study
  • Surds and Indices
  • Series and Sequences
  • Trigonometry
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Differentiation and Integration
  • Probability
  • Correlation and Regression
  • Newton’s Laws of Motion
  • Collision
  • Centre of Mass
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

Studying A Level Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of higher education courses or areas of employment.

Students can progress to careers in Economics, Medicine, Engineering, Architecture, Accountancy, Psychology, Geography, Finance, Computing and Information Technology or to courses where Mathematics will support their knowledge.

Assessment:                 Awarding Body:

Exams -100%                                  Edexcel

Results 2017: 96%

 

 

Key Features:
  • Having an A Level in Mathematics is highly regarded by universities and employers.
  • If you enjoy solving problems and puzzles you will enjoy this subject.
  • You will open up doors for almost anything.
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How SFC will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

Throughout this course we work closely with local universities and each year our students have the opportunity to take part in the national competition ‘The Senior Maths Challenge’. We also encourage students to take part in other mathematics competitions locally and nationally to practice their problem solving skills.

The skills that you will improve through taking this course are highly valued by universities and employers. A mathematics qualification requires students to utilise problem solving skills in combination with logic. Through its application to problems you’ll improve your independence of thought. Your ability to effectively communicate your ideas and solutions will be enhanced and your resilience as a learner will also be improved.

What our students say…

“I liked the course content and had a great teacher. It’s a difficult subject but I enjoyed being challenged.”

“I found the course very interesting, especially as the teachers are so enthusiastic.”