Havant Sixth Form College

A Levels: Mathematics

Why study Mathematics?

Mathematics combines well with almost all A Level courses and is highly regarded by universities and employers for its academic rigour. Mathematics is useful in almost any career, particularly the sciences, finance and business. Also mathematics teachers are always in great demand.

What will I study?

In the First Year, you’ll study Pure Mathematics, plus a mixture of Statistics and Mechanics. In the Second Year, you will study more advanced topics in Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Mathematics is an incredibly useful and highly respected subject and is advantageous for most career paths especially those involving Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Psychology, Business and Computer Science.

How will I be assessed?

There is no coursework component. All assessments are exam-based.

What are the entry requirements?

The entry requirements to an A Level programme is five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Mathematics.

You will need GCSE grade 6 or above in Mathematics.

What Havant adds to this

In the past students have had the chance to visit a theme park to experience mathematics in theory and practice, and have spent time at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Further Mathematics Centre, which organises events such as ‘Mathematics Inspiration’ and revision days. There is also the opportunity to take part in the National Mathematics Challenge.

Your destinations with this course

Mathematics and Further Mathematics are both seen as valuable academic A Levels by universities. Mathematics is seen as a facilitating subject by both companies and academic establishments alike and opens the doors to a plethora of further education courses and job opportunities. Students from both courses have gone on to study a variety of degrees dependent on the combination of A Levels they studied. These have included mathematics, statistics, economics, astrophysics, mathematics with qualified teacher status (primary and secondary teaching), pure & applied mathematics and mathematics operational research statistics & economics (MORSE). Students have also gone on to study mathematics in combination with a wide variety of other subjects, particularly the sciences, finance and business.


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