BSc Honours

GCE A Level in Mathematics

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Classroom based

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2 Year(s)

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We follow the Edexcel Specifications 9MA0 (Mathematics). Students will take A-Level examinations at the end of Year 12. Why would I study Mathematics at A-level? Most mathematicians would say that doing mathematics is a beautiful, fascinating and intellectually satisfying activity. It is a way of looking at the patterns that make up our world and the ways in which they are constructed. It is therefore worthwhile in its own right. On the other hand, it is also the foundation on which the theories of many other applied subjects are built. Mathematics at A-level will give you the tools required to study, for example, the way the economy works, the motion of the planets, how to assess the risk of flooding, the speed of a chemical reaction, the behaviour of large groups of people, global warming forecasts and the way decision making is done in businesses. Most employers put great value on a student having an A-level in mathematics and take it as a sign that a person has sound reasoning and good numeracy. If you are considering continuing your study of Mathematics at Post-16, just to support your study of other subjects, it may be that the ‘Core Maths’ course is right for you, rather than A-Level Mathematics.

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