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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

Applied Topics

  • Decision Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Mechanics

Being able to solve hard Maths questions is very rewarding and when you realise you can do it, it’s very enjoyable. The College is very supportive and will help you if you struggle rather than leaving you behind.

Eddy Stevens ex Longhill High School

Course Essentials

Courses Available
A Level in Mathematics
A Level in Further Mathematics
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
Penny Sinden: pjs@varndean.ac.uk