Why study mathematics?
Did you know that people with mathematics qualifications have some of the highest employment rates and those with A-Level mathematics earn on average 10% more than those without: a difference of around £240,000 over an average life time? Alongside this a recent study showed that the top three jobs in terms of income and other factors had a common element of mathematics.
Mathematics is the science of problem solving. It is a fundamental part of human thought and logic; and integral to attempts at understanding the world and ourselves. Mathematics provides the ultimate way of building mental discipline, encouraging logical reasoning and mental rigour. In addition, mathematical knowledge plays a crucial role in understanding the contents of other school subjects such as science, social studies, and even music and art. If you have a flare for mathematics, come and join our team of experienced mathematicians at Tudor Grange Academy Worcester!
What will I be learning about?
Year one will consist of pure mathematics; covering algebra, geometry and calculus.
You will also study applied mathematics, through statistics and mechanics.
These topics will then be explored further during the second year of the course.
Where will this lead?
A-Level mathematics is very highly regarded by universities and employers, and complements studies in chemistry, biology, physics, geography, ICT, business and economics. Students with mathematics A-Level have demonstrated that they have strong problem solving and reasoning skills and they can also think logically.
mathematicians can use their skill and knowledge in any career, and in particular medicine, sciences, accountancy, actuarial science, business, banking, computing, engineering, architecture, meteorology and teaching.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment is entirely through examinations, of which there are three at the end of the second year.
Eight grade 9-4 at GCSE level. In addition you will need a minimum of a level 7 in mathematics.