Summer 2020 Results
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Mathematics for Life

This is an exciting new course that complements and supports core subject choices as well providing life and employability skills. It allows you to continue to study Mathematics at Level 3 without having to commit completely to an entire A Level.  It counts as the same number of UCAS points as an AS Level and is widely accepted by universities and future employers.

The focus is on applied mathematics - there is no algebra or trigonometry. Topics include:

  • Financial Mathematics
  • Modelling
  • Probabilities
  • Collecting and Analysing Data
  • Finding Patterns in Data

An example question might be 'Work out the income tax, national insurance and student loan repayments for someone earning £52,000'.

The course lasts one academic year and is taught over two hours per week. There are two external examinations in the summer, both 90 minutes long. Both examinations have preliminary material that is released in March where real-life examples of data and information are given to students that are then used as the basis of questions in the examination.