Developing your understanding of mathematics could open up a world of opportunities when it comes to choosing your future career. Mathematics controls many aspects of the modern world, from iPads to cash machines, telecommunications to production processes in engineering, and stock control to jet engines. It is a highly sought after qualification by universities and employers alike and a very rewarding subject.
Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2020
Location: Bede Sixth Form
You will build up your knowledge and skills in three key areas of mathematics – pure, mechanics and statistics. You’ll develop your logical and analytical skills by learning to apply mathematical techniques in theoretical and real-life situations.
A mixture of learning strategies will be used in your studies, including problem-solving activities, group work, independent work, use of ICT and support using various web sites to allow you to maximise your potential.
This course is assessed by examination. You will complete three examinations at the end of Year 2.
Take a look at our prospectus to see our entry requirements and how our study programmes work. You will need a grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
You need to bring a scientific calculator with features developed for the new A level to lessons. The Casio ClassWiz FX-991EX is a good example of a calculator with the features required.
Mathematics opens the door to a wide range of further study and career options, including engineering, science, business and industry. Some of our most recent students have gone on to study Material Sciences at Oxford, BioMed and Computing at Newcastle, Law and Biological Science at Durham as well as Physics at Lancaster. In addition, one student also progressed on to a Civil Engineering Apprenticeship with PD Ports.
- To enjoy the buzz from producing a correct solution to a complex mathematical problem.
- Because Maths is everywhere! It is an essential tool in many walks of life and may be a vital part of your next stage of education and career.
- If money matters… research has shown (using statistics of course), that those who gain A level Maths will achieve 10% higher earnings on average.
“I have found the problem-solving approach to learning used in Mathematics useful in my other subjects.”
“The Maths staff are really supportive and have all the resources needed to achieve highly.”