Mathematics is recognised by admissions tutors and employers as a useful qualification. It is accepted as an entry qualification into virtually all degree courses. Students with a good knowledge of mathematics are perceived as being good at problem solving and processing information. However, it needs to be recognised that it is one of the most difficult subjects at A level. You will need to work consistently hard throughout the course. How can we minimise the amount of material used in packaging? How can we model populations e.g. herds of elephants? How can we predict whether a cricket ball will hit the stumps? After studying the course you will be able to answer these questions and many more!
AS is now decoupled from A level, and all assessment will take place at the end of the course. Exam questions will draw on the content of the whole A level. There is large emphasis on problem solving, reasoning and modelling, and a requirement for the use of technology to permeate teaching and learning.
The course consists of pure mathematics (including proof, trigonometry, algebra and coordinate geometry), mechanics (including Newton’s laws, vectors in 2D and motion) and statistics (including sampling techniques, binomial distribution as a model, hypothesis testing and use of technology to explore and interpret large data sets). A Level: pure mathematics, statistics and mechanics are studied at a higher and deeper level.
Mathematics is recognised by admissions tutors and employers as a useful qualification. It is accepted as an entry qualification into virtually all degree courses. Students with a good knowledge of mathematics are perceived as being good at problem solving and processing information. A level Mathematics is a requirement for certain degree courses, such as Engineering, Physics, Statistics, and often Economics. Although not a requirement, A level Mathematics is a typical subject taken by students on courses as wide ranging as Architecture, Law and Psychology. A level Mathematics is useful for those interested in apprenticeships in Accounting, Engineering, Teaching and Technology. You can view more information about studying maths beyond GCSE on the AMSP website.
Immanuel College is a mixed Church of England secondary school and sixth form located in the City of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England