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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

In A-level Maths you will study pure maths, statistics and mechanics.

 

Entry requirements

For A-level Maths you need at least four GCSEs at grade C or above, including a grade 5/B in English Language.  In addition, you need at least a grade 6/B in GCSE Mathematics.  You will also need to pass our own assessment of your algebra skills to ensure these are well developed enough for you to succeed on the course.

 

Course Content

In pure maths you will develop your skills in algebra, co-ordinate geometry, sequences and trigonometry and you will be introduced to calculus, exponentials and logarithms.

In statistics you will investigate different kinds of statistical distributions, sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability and hypothesis testing.

In mechanics you will study vectors, forces and motion.

How will I be assessed?

Your progress will be monitored throughout the year.

Formal assessment is by examination in May/June of Year 2.

There is no coursework.

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

We will ask you to buy our favoured calculator.

What can I do after this course?

Maths goes well with many other subject combinations and is well regarded across employment sectors and higher education institutions.

You could consider careers in areas such as:

  • Engineering
  • Applied technologies
  • Architecture and design
  • Accountancy, business and finance
  • Sciences

A high grade in Mathematics is often required if you wish to study Mathematics, Engineering, Architecture or Economics at university.  It is also useful for any degree in Science subjects, Finance or Computer Science.  Some of our students also go on to study Mathematical Education.

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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

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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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