Mathematics

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Course introduction

Mathematics is a fantastic subject which combines Pure Mathematics topics such as algebra, geometry and functions with Applied Mathematics modules. The study of Mathematics shows potential employers that you have a highly logical mind that can present organised arguments to solve numerical problems – a skill which is widely sought.
Andrew Tunstall
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Andrew Tunstall
A level Mathematics

Level

3

Specific course entry requirements

College entry to include GCSE Mathematics minimum grade 6, (please refer to the Entry Requirements section for further details).

How will I be assessed?

100% Examination

What will I study?

Mathematics brings together topics that you study at school with advanced techniques, including coordinate geometry, algebra, trigonometry, logarithms and calculus, and using methods of integration and differentiation to calculate rates of change. Students will also study Statistics and Mechanics, using advanced probabilities and Newton’s Laws.

Where will this course lead me?

Students with A level Mathematics have excellent study and career opportunities. The qualification is very highly regarded for a broad range of university courses and is highly valued by employers. Many students will progress to mathematics degrees or engineering and science based courses including medicine. Future opportunities include training as an accountant or an economist.
Maths, Further Maths, History, Extended Project
Bayley McNevin
Maths, Further Maths, History, Extended Project
Where next?
Durham University – Maths

Pre-course materials

Course activities to prepare for your SJR studies.

 

Bridging Materials

For Year 11 students who have applied and will be joining us in Year 12

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Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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