Maths A Level
About the course
This rigorous Maths course builds upon GCSE Mathematics, developing your algebra and creative problem solving skills to gain a deeper understanding of the beauty and breadth of mathematics. You will build analytic tools to use in a wide variety other courses such as Science, Economics and Computing.
You must satisfy the general entry criteria for A Level courses, which are based on your GCSE results.
In addition, you must have:
• Grade 7/A in GCSE Maths.
• If you have GCSE Maths at grades 5-6/B you will need to pass a Maths test before enrolment.
• Equivalent overseas qualifications will be considered.
• IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.0 in each skill) or equivalent.
In this two-year course you will hone your pure mathematics skills in algebra and develop new skills in calculus (the theory of change), trigonometry, infinite series, numerical methods and vectors, improving your creative problem solving skills and looking at mathematical proof.
You will also apply your knowledge of mathematics to the realm of statistics and mechanics. In statistics you will be analysing data and drawing conclusions from large data sets about real world situations and in mechanics you will look at how forces, gravity and motion work.
There will be three exams, each lasting for two hours at the end of the two-year course. Two of the exams will test your pure mathematics skills and one exam will be on the applied aspects of mathematics.
Maths is one of the core subjects in the curriculum and is highly prized by employers and universities. It can lead to jobs in many fields such as Finance and Logistics and is vital for higher education courses in Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Physics and Computer Science.
I would really encourage other students to come here as there are so many opportunities to take if you want them
Sheikh Abeed Rahman
Studied: A Levels in Economics, Maths and Sociology
Destination: KPMG gap year programme and then a degree in Economics at Exeter University
After completing his A Levels, Sheikh Abeed Rahman has been on a renowned work experience programme with one of Europe’s largest integrated accounting firms, KPMG.
The Sixth Form College’s Careers Service sourced the opportunity for Abeed before he goes to Exeter University to study Economics.
He said: “Studying Economics at City and Islington College made me certain that I wanted to pursue a career in that field. My teachers really encouraged me and I enjoyed attending their lessons.
“The College has such a diverse range of students and extremely helpful teachers. I particularly enjoyed the fact that I was allowed to be independent and was treated as an adult rather than a child. I would really encourage other students to come here as there are so many opportunities to take if you want them.”
During his time at the Sixth Form College, Abeed was also awarded a place on the renowned Herbert Smith Freehills Networked scholarship scheme, which will help to support his studies financially and professionally over the next five years.
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A Level entry requirements
Our Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. Over 30 A Levels are on offer from Physics to History of Art.
Sixth Form College
Based in vibrant Angel, the Sixth Form College has a 25 year track record of delivering success. There are over 30 A Levels on offer from Dance to History of Art to Science.