Welcome to the Maths department. On this page you will find an introduction to the department and the individual subjects we offer.

Maths courses

Mathematics

This course is for those who enjoy the challenges of mathematics and want an A level which is highly thought of by both employers and universities.

Students will further develop familiar mathematical topics learned at GCSE such as algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and probability. New topics introduced at A level include: sequences and series; calculus; Newton’s laws of motion; and statistical hypothesis testing.

For more information please see the Mathematics page on the college website.



Further Maths

This subject is for those who love maths and really want to take it further. It allows you to delve deeper into the subject in a more challenging way. It is highly recommended if you are hoping to pursue a course in a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at university.

For more information please see the Further Maths page on the college website.



Statistics

Using and understanding data is becoming increasingly important in many areas of study and employment. Understanding of statistics is a crucial skill, and this A Level aims to give students the tools needed to help them prepare for higher education and the workplace. Statistics might appeal to students wishing to pursue the study of a numerate post-16 subject but not wishing to study pure mathematics. It sits well with subjects such as A level Biology, Psychology, Geography, Business Studies and Economics. The emphasis is on using and applying statistics in real world situations. It will also appeal to students who enjoyed the statistics and probability components of GCSE Maths but found the algebra demanding.

For more information please see the Statistics page on the college website.



Core Maths

The Core Maths qualification is for students who have passed GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 or above but have decided not to study A Level mathematics. The qualification strengthens students’ existing skills and focuses on applying mathematics to solve problems relevant to everyday life. It is about students doing meaningful mathematical problems to increase their confidence in using mathematics to be better equipped for the mathematical demands of other courses, higher education and employment.

For more information please see the Core Maths page on the college website.



If you have any questions relating to any of these subjects please email openevent@aquinas.ac.uk
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