North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

North Bristol Post 16 Centre

Cotham and Redland Green Learning Communities

Mathematics


Awarding Body

ORC

http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/by-subject/mathematics/

A level

 100% Examination

Minimum requirement for entry onto the course

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including a GCSE Grade 7 in Mathematics at higher tier. Students who achieve a GCSE Grade 6 will be admitted to the course if they successfully pass a pre-entrance test on enrolment day.  


Why should I follow this course?

If you have a clear and logical mind and enjoy the challenge of working through problems and calculations then you should study mathematics. You will extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques and apply these to mathematical models and ‘real world’ problems. You will develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general.

What will you learn?

You will develop skills in pure mathematics as well as statistics and mechanics.

Within the pure components, topics will include indices and surds, polynomials, coordinate geometry and graphs, trigonometry, sequences and series, algebra, differentiation and integration, numerical methods, differential equations and vectors. 

What learning and teaching methods will be used?

You will be taught using a variety of teaching methods including lectures, group work and independent study. Consolidation through practice will be an important feature of the course.

What can I do with my qualification?

Mathematics A level opens doors to many rewarding and competitive careers. You will find mathematics invaluable if you want to study accountancy, banking, economics, engineering, surveying or any science subject. You will have gained problem solving skills and clear thinking, which will support your study in other subject areas.

What minimum qualifications will I need?

NBP16C level 3 entry requirements, including a GCSE Grade 7 in Mathematics at higher tier. Students who achieve a GCSE Grade 6 will be admitted to the course if they successfully pass a pre-entrance test on enrolment day.  

Examination Board:

OCR