A level Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques that are applicable to multiple maths-focused roles in the workplace. The modern world needs employers with an advanced level of mathematics skills; maths is essential to the continued development of our increasingly technological lives.
The UK’s knowledge economy needs more mathematical skills for the financial, communication, engineering, and transportation sectors, as well as highly specialised scientific areas, such as genome modelling.
A level Maths is made up of six units. There are four pure core units which make up two-thirds of the qualification and provide the techniques in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus, forming the fundamental building blocks of the subject. Mathematical applications in statistics, mechanics, and decision mathematics make up the remaining third of the qualification.
Core Maths is now added to the Leeds Sixth Form College curriculum.
It is designed for students to retain, expand, and develop their knowledge and skills from GCSE, as well as studying and applying new level 3 material, relevant to their needs.
Core Maths will enable students to develop the mathematical, quantitative, and statistical skills to be better prepared for work, life, and further study. The entry criteria for this subject includes a grade 9-4 in GCSE mathematics.
Maths can lead to various subjects at university including science and engineering. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A level Maths ensure the qualification is widely respected. Maths can lead to careers in data analysis and digital marketing.