Mathematics – A Level

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Exam Board: Edexcel

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Why study mathematics?

Did you know that people with mathematics qualifications have some of the highest employment rates and those with A-Level mathematics earn on average 10% more than those without: a difference of around £240,000 over an average life time? Alongside this a recent study showed that the top three jobs in terms of income and other factors had a common element of mathematics.

Mathematics is the science of problem solving. It is a fundamental part of human thought and logic; and integral to attempts at understanding the world and ourselves. Mathematics provides the ultimate way of building mental discipline, encouraging logical reasoning and mental rigour. In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art. If you have a flare for mathematics, come and join our team of experienced mathematicians at Tudor Grange Academy Kingshurst.

What will I be covering in the course in Year 12?

The work covered is a consolidation and extension of work studied for GCSE Mathematics at grade 7 and above.

This will include:

Pure Maths: geometry, algebra, graphs, proof

Applied Maths: working with data, probability, mechanics

What will I be covering in the course in Year 13?

Pure Maths: algebra, trigonometry, calculus

Applied Maths: probability, mechanics

How will I be assessed?

The A Level in Mathematics will be assessed by three examinations at the end of year 13.

What can I do with this subject?

A Level mathematics is very highly regarded by universities and employers, and compliments studies in chemistry, biology, physics, geography, computing, business and economics.

Mathematicians can use their skill and knowledge in any career, and in particular medicine, sciences, accountancy, actuarial science, business, banking, computing, engineering, architecture, meteorology and teaching.

Specific entry requirements for this course:

Students must achieve a grade 6 at GCSE Mathematics.