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A Level Maths

Alevel Maths

Course outline

Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.

If you have a talent for maths and enjoy solving challenging problems, this could be the course for you. It’s a subject where you’ll gain some great transferable skills such as problem solving, logic and analysing situations, which are useful for many university courses and careers.

Having a traditional subject such as Maths on your CV can boost your job prospects and there is evidence that people who study Maths earn more money than those who don’t.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.

Many of our students take this subject alongside business studies, economics, psychology, sociology and geography. As part of the course you will study pure mathematics, building on the work you did at GCSE level and extending your range of mathematical skills and techniques to solve more difficult problems. Topics include pure maths and statistics.

How to apply for this course

Choose one of the options from the table below and hit "Apply".

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 7th September 2020

AS Level (1 year)

Course code: C000451 / Q002470

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 8th September 2020

A Level Programme Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q000515

Qualification

AS/A Level Mathematics

Duration

AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.

A Level Intensive: 1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

1 year AS Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English at Grade 4 (C) or above and Maths at grade 6 (B) or above
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above

If you have a grade 5 on a higher paper then you may be able to study A Level Maths following the successful completion of an assessment at enrolment.

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Have previously completed one year of A Level Maths at grade D or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths at grade 6 or above
  • Complete a successful interview

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Assessment

Assessment is a combination of examinations.

Progression

If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.

You could progress to a related higher education course such as maths, business, accountancy, science, computing, engineering or economics.

Maths is essential to everyday life and a relevant to a huge range of scientific, technological and engineering careers.

Additional information

You will need your own scientific calculator. A graphical calculator is also strongly recommended – ask your tutor for advice before buying one.

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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