Maths A Level - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

Maths is central to our understanding of the world in which we live, our control of the environment, and to the organisation of our society. It underpins science, technology, medicine, economics and government and much, much more. Topics studied include algebra, calculus, trigonometry, logarithms, statistics and mechanics. It is a subject that is exciting, challenging but rewarding and really adds to your understanding of other subjects.

In your first year you study pure maths topics which build upon your GCSE knowledge and provides the building blocks for all the other modules and branches of mathematics. You also study some of the applications of maths. In mechanics you will look at topics such as kinematics, forces and Newton’s laws, while in statistics you learn about statistical distributions and hypothesis testing.

During your second year you continue studying pure maths topics which build upon the first year, covering higher level trigonometry and calculus. You will also continue to extend your understanding of the applications of maths within the fields of mechanics and statistics.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through written examinations.

Progression Options

A Level Maths is highly valued by employers in a wide range of industries as evidence of your ability to solve problems and learn new skills. Many of our students go on to study courses with a high mathematical content at university, such as engineering, finance, mathematics, computing and so on. Some students choose to apply for apprenticeships.

Course Summary

Course Title Maths A Level
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the A* to C or 9 to 5 range, including
Maths and English.

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I chose to study at the College as it offered me the chance to study the subject I was most interested in and it has an excellent reputation, so I knew I could achieve here.

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