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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: 2

24+ Loan Amount: 1987.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

In A-level Maths you will study pure maths, statistics and mechanics.

 

Entry requirements

For A-level Maths you need at least four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 in English Language.  In addition, you need at least a grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.  For those with a grade 6 in GCSE mathematics you will also need to pass our own assessment of your algebra skills to ensure these are well developed enough for you to succeed on the course.

 

Course Content

In pure maths you will develop your skills in algebra, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and trigonometry and you will be introduced to calculus, exponentials and logarithms.

In statistics you will investigate different kinds of statistical distributions, sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability and hypothesis testing.

In mechanics you will study vectors, forces and motion.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress will be monitored throughout the year.

Formal assessment is by examination in May/June of Year 2.

There is no coursework.

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

We will ask you to buy our favoured calculator.

What can I do after this course?

Maths goes well with many other subject combinations and is well regarded across employment sectors and higher education institutions.

You could consider careers in areas such as:

  • Engineering
  • Applied technologies
  • Architecture and design
  • Accountancy, business and finance
  • Sciences

A high grade in Mathematics is often required if you wish to study Mathematics, Engineering, Architecture or Economics at university.  It is also useful for any degree in Science subjects, Finance or Computer Science.  Some of our students also go on to study Mathematical Education.

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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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Emily Gray

Emily Gray

Peak Award Winner Emily now studying for master’s in Australia

Former Peak Award winner Emily Gray was motivated to achieve “more than she ever thought she was capable of” while studying for A levels at Derby College.   And, since leaving Joseph Wright Centre 10 years ago, she has quite literally gone a long way – to university in Melbourne, Australia, to take a Master of Education degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis.  
 
Now 27, Emily received a Peak Award for Academic Studies after performing well in her sociology, history and psychology A levels and EPQ, the Extended Project Qualification.   While on her psychology degree course at the University of Leeds, Emily embarked on a study year at Monash University in Melbourne.  
 
And, since graduating, she has taught English in Peru, volunteered and worked in Sri Lanka and travelled in Australia before settling in Melbourne with her partner.  
 
Currently studying for her master’s at Monash University, Emily also works as a site manager at a centre-based intervention service based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for pre-school aged children on the autism spectrum.  
 
She ultimately wants to become a clinical psychologist or clinical director of an agency providing ABA.  
 
Commenting on her Peak Award in 2009, Emily added that it was “really unexpected and a huge honour.” She included the award in her CV and found it was “something she was able to talk about in interviews.”            

My lecturers were fantastic!  They were really passionate about their subject, particularly psychology lecturer Glyn Pickering, who motivated me and pushed me to achieve more than I thought I was capable of.


I also got great support at Derby College in applying for university and higher education. I was able to go on a residential trip to experience Oxford University, and received specialist and individual help with my application, personal statement and interview preparation.

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