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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 »

Yikai Shen

Yikai Shen

Aiming for a career in financial services

Aiming for a career in financial services, Yikai Shen chose to study A-levels in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Business at Derby College before continuing his education at Imperial College, London.

A British education is recognised throughout the world as the best. My biggest challenge at College was obviously the language but I worked hard and gained a lot of support from tutors at the College.

Derby is a very nice city and I settled in well. I made a lot of good friends and everyone was very welcoming
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