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Maths A-Level

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What is the Maths A-Level Course?

A-Level Maths is a fantastic subject, which offers you the opportunity to develop your logic, reasoning and problem-solving skills through the study of both Pure Maths, such as algebra, geometry and functions with Applied Maths modules. It shows potential employers that you have a highly logical mind that can present organised arguments to solve numerical problems – a skill which is widely sought after.

What Will You Study?

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  • Quadratics
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Algebraic Fractions
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences and Series
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Numerical Methods
  • Functions
  • Proof

What Next?

Maths A-Level is a sought after qualification that is well regarded by all universities and employers. The skills gained are easily transferred to many higher education courses as well as future careers. Many students go on to university to study courses such as Medicine, Engineering, Computing, Economics and Physics. Students have also been successful in gaining apprenticeships with prestigious employers such as BAE Systems and KPMG.

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Entry Requirements for Maths A-Level

At least five 5s at GCSE, including at least a 6 in Maths.

Have you considered studying a Mixed Programme (A-Levels and Btecs) Whether you’re on target to achieve five 5s in your GCSEs or not there may still be an option to study A-Levels alongside a BTEC qualification at Newman.

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What other subjects go well with this subject?

Chemistry, Physics, Statistics, Business Studies, Economics, Psychology, Computer Science and Further Maths.

Subject Spotlight

Each month we have been taking a closer look at one of the subjects on offer at Cardinal Newman, and this month it is the turn of A-Level Maths. There are currently four Maths or Maths based A-Level subjects at Newman, including A-Level Maths, Further Maths, Core Maths and Statistics.

Classes are based in our new, purpose-built St Francis Building, with open learning centres based close to classrooms and staff offices, to ensure you can talk to your teachers whenever you need to.

To get a real insight into what studying A-Level Maths at Newman is really like, we decided to ask one of our Year 13 Maths students, Jessica Walsh what she thinks of studying Maths!
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