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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This exciting new course will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future career and life.

Half the size of an A-level, this one-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in future.

The course is particularly useful for students taking subjects such as A-level Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Computing, Geography, Psychology, BTEC Applied Science, Health and Social Care, and IT – as well as technical and vocational qualifications.

Entry requirements

You need a grade 5 or higher tier GCSE Maths, alongside the entry requirements for your other A-level courses.

Course Content

You will learn and apply real-world maths throughout your studies. This will equip you with skills for scenarios and contexts you are likely to encounter in vocational and academic study, future employment and life.

As part of the programme, you will study data analysis, maths for personal finance, estimation, critical path and critical analysis.

How will I be assessed?

There are two examinations at the end of the year.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This course will provide additional UCAS points to support your university application. You will gain 24 UCAS points if you achieve a grade A, 20 for grade B, 16 for grade C, 12 for grade D and 8 for grade E.

Careers

Your mathematical skills will be enhanced and improved, providing you with an important asset to impress potential employers across many sectors.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

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Abbey Sisson

“Amazing” diploma offered more than sixth form for audiologist Abbey

As a teenager Royal Derby Hospital audiologist Abbey Sisson wanted to find “something different” after her GCSEs.
She had achieved As to Cs but was unsure about taking A levels because she wasn’t a natural at exams. She wanted to find a different direction and, on a whim, popped into an open day at Broomfield Hall.  
Abbey liked what she found – she made friends immediately – and was impressed by the Level 3 Public Services Uniformed Extended Diploma. It offered coursework modules, the equivalent of three A levels and “loads of opportunities” which helped her CV for job applications.
Abbey passed with a distinction and almost immediately after College landed a job as an emergency department assistant at the Royal Derby Hospital. Finding no clear career path there, she applied internally and went on to work in audiology as an assistant.
While there, she devoted her spare time, doing work placement on her days off, to achieve a foundation degree and a first-class BSc Healthcare Science Audiology degree at Aston University. Now a qualified audiologist at the Royal Derby, Abbey said her time at College helped her into the workplace.    

I was keen to do something different, and it really was different – it was amazing. I don’t think I would ever have had so many opportunities if I’d gone into the sixth form.  We volunteered in schools, doing sports leadership, as well as stewarding for events too. We had loads of opportunities. Because of the course, when I came to apply for jobs, I had a lot to say.

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