What will I learn?
You will study four pure modules and two applied modules. The pure content includes:
- Algebra and functions
- Coordinate geometry
- Sequences and series
- Exponentials and logarithms
You will be expected to:
- use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems
- understand and demonstrate what is meant by proof in mathematics
- solve real life problems using mathematical logic and argument
What skills do I need?
Mathematics is rather different from many other subjects. An essential part is the challenge of analysing and solving problems and the satisfaction and confidence gained from achieving a ‘correct’ answer.
For students wishing to follow this course, a grade B (or better) in Higher GCSE Mathematics is required.
How is the course graded?
AS level mathematics is assessed by three written module examinations. A level Mathematics is a further three written module examination. All modules are equally weighted.
What is next for me after this course?
A level mathematics is a much sought-after qualification for entry to a wide variety of full-time courses in higher education. There are many areas of employment that see an A level in Mathematics as an important qualification. Higher education courses or careers that either require A level mathematics or are strongly related include medicine, architecture, engineering or accountancy.