Mathematics is an essential tool for everyday life. It gives you an important key to understanding the world we live in as you develop your mathematical skills. The problem-solving skills you will develop studying advanced level Maths are highly valued in most careers and mathematical ability is very highly regarded by both universities and employers.

## A Level Maths

*Core*

- Irrational Numbers
- Algebra
- Coordinate Geometry
- Calculus
- Trigonometry
- Sequences and Series
- Vectors
- Numerical methods

*Applied Topics*

- Statistics
- Mechanics

## A Level Further Maths

*A Level Maths Core plus*

- Complex Numbers
- Conic Sections
- Polar Co-ordinates
- Hyperbolic Functions
- Matrices

*Our Option modules*

- Further Pure 1
- Further Mechanics 1
- Further Statistics 1

## Course Essentials

**Courses Available**

*Single Maths Course* - this is the regular Maths A level, examined at the end of your 2nd year.

*Double Maths Course*- this course teaches the regular Maths A level and Further Maths A level. You would complete your regular Maths A Level by the end of your 1st first year, including taking the exams. In your 2nd year, you would complete your Further Maths A level.

**Entry Requirements**

**PLUS**

Maths: Grade 6 in GCSE Maths

Further Maths: Grade 7 in GCSE Maths

**How The Course is Assessed**

100% Exam

**Career Pathways**

Maths qualifications are considered essential or desirable for a whole host of degree subjects including virtually all sciences, economics and related courses and many social science courses. There is a national shortage of mathematicians, and employment prospects are good. To get some idea of careers open to those studying Maths at A Level and beyond, look at the careers section at www.mathscareers.org.uk.

**Transferable Skills**

Problem solving; logical thinking; conceptual ability; analysis and interpretation of data; research skills.

**Other Information**

Students have the opportunity to take part in the UK Maths Challenge and the Southampton Cipher Challenge. University preparation classes for STEP, AEA and Oxbridge Entrance Exams are also available.

**Enquiries To**

Scott Cosby: sco@varndean.ac.uk