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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

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Level: 3

Location: Joseph Wright Centre

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This exciting new course will help you to use maths in a range of ‘real-world’ contexts to prepare for success in your studies, future career and life.

Half the size of an A-level, this two-year course will develop your mathematical skills and thinking appropriate for a Level 3 qualification. You will become more confident and competent in using maths and the qualification will be considered for UCAS points if you are planning to study at university in future.

The course is particularly useful for students taking subjects such as A-level Biology, Business Studies, Economics, Computing, Geography, Psychology, BTEC Applied Science, Health and Social Care, and IT – as well as technical and vocational qualifications.

Entry requirements

You need a grade C/5 in higher tier GCSE Maths, alongside the entry requirements for your other A-level courses.

Course Content

You will learn and apply real-world maths throughout your studies. This will equip you with skills for scenarios and contexts you are likely to encounter in vocational and academic study, future employment and life.

As part of the programme, you will study data analysis, maths for personal finance, estimation, critical path and critical analysis.

How will I be assessed?

There are two examinations at the end of the second year.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

No

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

This course will provide additional UCAS points to support your university application. You will gain 24 UCAS points if you achieve a grade A, 20 for grade B, 16 for grade C, 12 for grade D and 8 for grade E.

Careers

Your mathematical skills will be enhanced and improved, providing you with an important asset to impress potential employers across many sectors.

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Note - you only need to make one application for A-levels. You can specify the additional A-Levels you wish to study when you fill out the application form

 

This course is run at the Joseph Wright Centre

About Joseph Wright Centre »

Ryan Horsnall

Ryan Horsnall

First Response Finance sponsor BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership

Ryan was involved with First Response Finance as part of their work with Derby College's Employer and Skills Academy and applied for an apprenticeship.
The company is sponsoring Ryan to complete a BA Hons degree in Management and Leadership at Nottingham Trent University. He previously studies Maths, Business and Chemistry A levels at the Joseph Wright Centre. 
Ryan said "I have the best of both worlds – working in a paid job and then gaining a degree and it has made my studies so much easier as I can relate the university work to the work environment."
“I am currently working in a sales support role which I love and at the end of my degree I will see where I want my career to take me with the company.I get the opportunity to blend academic learning and work experience where I can convert my learning at University into real business situations.
First Response Finance have been involved in the Employer Skills Academies and has now teamed up with Derby College to launch the First Response Business and Finance Academy - offering students at Derby College the chance to follow in Ryan's footsteps.

www.FirstResponseFinance.co.uk


At Derby College I was taught a lot of skills such as target setting that has helped me be organised and realistic with work and learning.

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