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Mathematics AS/A2 Level (Edexcel) WHAT'S ON THE COURSE? Why study Maths? Mathematics is a fascinating and rewarding area of study and at South Cheshire each student works in an atmosphere that is both challenging and supportive. Members of the Maths team use a variety of teaching strategies including ILT to ensure that the experience of students is both satisfying and rewarding. The Maths facilities are excellently equipped and provide a first class learning environment. In addition there is an extensive support programme designed to provide extended opportunities for successful and timely help for those who need it. Knowledge of maths is fundamental to many areas of higher education and is a national shortage subject. Mathematics complements studies in many areas such as the sciences, finance, economics and business, computer studies or engineering. In virtually all areas of the science industry and commerce Mathematics plays a key role. Examples include hospitals, city councils high technology, design, aviation, manufacturing, in fact pretty well any area you can think of. WHAT'S ON THE COURSE? The core of the subject is Pure Maths (or Core Maths!). This takes the basic Maths topics you have done at GCSE, particularly the study of number, algebra, graphs and trigonometry and extends them to form the key 'tool kit' upon which all Maths is based. This includes Calculus, the Mathematics of growth and change which has many applications in all aspects of the subject. In addition to Pure Maths there are a number of optional modules to select from, including: Statistics, which is the Mathematics of data or information and extends many ideas such as averages, standard deviation and probability that most students will have met at GCSE. Mechanics, which is the study of forces and the movement of objects and has many applications in the sciences, particularly physics and engineering. Decision Maths, which has its applications in computing and business studies and is the study of the way in which problems may be modelled mathematically in order to be solved using computers or in business applications. What else can you do on the course? At South Cheshire College we try to make your learning as relevant as possible, by including visits to exhibitions and employers where you can see the real-world application of your subject. What the students say Ben Apps - Alsager High School Maths was my strongest subject at school and I took my GCSE in Year 10 and then did an advanced qualification in Year 11. The course at A Level goes a lot more in-depth into the subject and I think it will stand me in good stead for when I go to university. WHAT'S THE SCHEDULE AND FEES? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE? 2 Years. Full Time. WHEN DOES IT START? 05 September 2011. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Tuition fees are free for this course (home students only). However, for students aged 19+, there is a fee of ?50 per year, which may be remitted if you are on income-based benefits. For overseas students and/or full details of expenses please refer to the The Money Matters Page or contact the Information Centre . WHERE DOES IT TAKE PLACE? South Cheshire College. IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR ME? WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR? To do well on this A-level course you should feel confident with algebra, enjoy working systematically and be interested in understanding the reasoning behind mathematical rules. WHAT CAN I DO NEXT? Most of our A Level students also go on to study at good Universities. An increasing number study for a degree in Maths (either on its own or part of a joint degree). Others use their A Level Maths qualification as an entry to a wide range of degree subjects.

Mathematics AS/A2 Level (Edexcel) WHAT'S ON THE COURSE? Why study Maths? Mathematics is a fascinating and rewarding area of study and at South Cheshire each student works in an atmosphere that is both challenging and supportive. Members of the Maths team use a variety of teaching strategies including ILT to ensure that the experience of students is both satisfying and rewarding. The Maths...

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