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Mathematics GCE A Level

Greenhead College

Greenhead Road, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, HD1 4ES

GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Level 3
Science and Mathematics

Available start dates

01 September 2022

Greenhead College
104 Week(s)
Full time
Daytime/working hours

Course Summary

If you have enjoyed GCSE Mathematics and feel confident with the work you have met so far, then you should seriously consider taking A Level Mathematics.

It is a demanding and challenging subject but it can be an extremely rewarding one if you are prepared to put in time and effort.

It is important to appreciate the importance of algebra in A Level Mathematics – it is the language of maths; success at A Level Mathematics is heavily dependent on algebraic skills.

If you are especially keen and confident in mathematics, you might want to think about Mathematics and Further Mathematics. If you are considering Social science A levels, you may want to consider A level Statistics.

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Course Details

We divide the subject into three main branches:

Pure Mathematics involves the methods and techniques which underpin the study of all other areas of maths. This includes algebra, trigonometry, calculus (differentiation and integration), and vectors.

Mechanics is the mathematics of forces acting on objects and the motion that results. It includes the study of projectiles and the use of Newton’s Laws of motion.

Statistics involves sampling, data representation and probability, all of which follow on from GCSE topics. This leads to the study of special statistical distributions such as the Binomial and Normal distributions, and statistical hypothesis testing.

A Level Mathematics will cover a combination of pure mathematics (two-thirds), mechanics (one-sixth) and statistics (one-sixth).

How will it be delivered?

The course is assessed by three examinations at the end of the second year.

Entry requirements

The College gives priority to its 11 partner schools. Places are offered to other applicants on a competitive basis.

All prospective students must achieve a minimum of grade 4 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics, and a minimum of grade 6 in three GCSE subjects.

Prospective Mathematics students must achieve a minimum of grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.

Your next steps...

Mathematics has wide-ranging applications in industry, business, finance, science, technology and many other subjects. It is also vital for many university courses particularly those in science, computing and economics.

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