Maths — A Level

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Mathematics is a universal part of human culture. It is the tool and language of commerce, engineering and other sciences. It helps us recognise patterns and to understand the world around us. The generic nature of mathematics means that almost all industries require mathematicians.
• Mathematics A level students and graduates are in high demand by employers.
• Maths is the essential transferable component across all science, engineering, technology and maths subjects.
• Currently 59% of employers state they are having difficulty recruiting people with Mathematics skills.
• Those with maths A level earn on average around 10% more than those without.
This programme delivered by dedicated tutors at The City of Liverpool College gives you a solid grounding in Mathematics. AS Maths is made up of 3 modules: Core 1 and Core 2 which are Pure Maths modules and then you will have a choice of either Mechanics or Statistics for your Applied Maths module.
If you study Physics you should take Mechanics as your Applied module as a great deal of the content overlaps. Also you will develop excellent skills in the manipulation of formula which will support the study of all of the Sciences.
Psychology and Sociology can also be greatly supported by AS Statistics.
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Edexcel AS/A Level Mathematics; AS/A Level Further Mathematics.

This course leads to...

Where will it take me?
– You must have A level Maths if you wish to study: Maths, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or Accountancy at University.
– Geography, Psychology, Biology, Medicine and Sports Science degrees all use advanced maths skills
– A person with a maths degree can expect to earn £220 000 more over their lifetime than a person whose education ceased at A level. A qualification in Maths opens doors to a wide range of careers. In particular, in Finance and Banking, Engineering, Natural and Life Sciences and Art and Design.

Entry Requirements

City 6 Entry Requirements for 16-18s:
• The most important entry requirement is that you are committed and determined to do well
• You must achieve a minimum of 2 Grade B's and 3 Grade C's (including English) or equivalent (this equivalency will be discussed at our information evening and then in further detail at interview)
• Students taking the Sciences must also obtain at least a grade B in Maths.
• Students applying to study Physics, Biology, Chemistry, English, French, Spanish, Maths at A-level must obtain a grade B in the subject at GCSE.
• All places are conditional on results, subject to interview in June/July and a suitable reference from your school.

Applicants who are 19 or over will only be accepted onto evening provision for these particular courses.

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Further Information...

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Course ID: 157592

Course Year: 19/20

Course Duration: 2 Years


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent), you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

24 years old or over or 19-23 and have 2 A-Levels (or equivalent) at the start of the course, fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

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