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Mathematics is recognised as being one of the most desirable A-levels in order to progress into higher education and improves your career prospects in any field of employment. As well as proving your mathematical ability, an A-level in Maths demonstrates valuable analytical and problem solving skills.

Core 1 & 2 study the recognisable, classic mathematics such as Algebra, Trigonometry & Graphs plus new topics such as Calculus.

Statistics, Mechanics and Discrete are “Applied” Maths modules where questions are usually in context and concerned with solving “real-life” problems.

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Assessment

At both AS and A2 there are three exams – all equally weighted.

AS: Core 1, Core 2, Statistics 1

A2: Core 3, Core 4 + one of Discrete 1 or Mechanics 1

Entry Requirements

Preferably a grade 7 at GCSE Maths. Students with a grade 6 will be placed on a 6 week trial period.

Average GCSE Scores

Please note that for some of our courses, we require a minimum average GCSE score.
We use average GCSE scores to ensure our students enrol on courses where they have the greatest opportunity to succeed.

- - 9
A* - 8
A - 7
B - 6
C - 5
D - 4
E - 3
F - 2
G - 1

How to work out your average GCSE Score
To calculate your score, take your best eight GCSE qualifications which must include GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths. To work out each point score, add them all together and then divide the total by eight.

BTEC Firsts, CiDA, DiDA, Functional Skills Level 1/2, GCSE Short Courses, OCR Vocational & ECDL qualifications are not counted towards Average GCSE Scores however we do take them into consideration when assessing overall academic achievement and your suitability for BTEC and other vocational courses. 

There may be other requirements you need to meet, in order to enter EN on the desired programme you wish to study. If at any time you have any questions or queries please e-mail admissions@eastnorfolk.ac.uk. We will be happy to advise you further.

EN reserves the right to change our Entry Requirements to match the needs of our students.


Content

Core (Pure) Mathematics: This extends work covered at GCSE on algebra and trigonometry as well as starting some new ideas such as Calculus.

Statistics: Statistical techniques based on probability are used to analyse data and to help with decision making.

Mechanics: Describe with maths the motion of objects and how they respond to forces. Learn about mathematical modelling by turning a complicated physical problem into a simpler one that can be analysed and solved using mathematical methods.

Discrete Maths: Learn how to solve problems involving networks, graph theory, linear programming and a range of algorithms which enable particular problems in science, business and industry to be tackled using a very modern approach.

Outcome/Progression

A-level in Maths is ideal preparation for a Maths degree or Maths related degree at university. It is vital for studying Engineering, Physics, Natural Sciences, Computer Science, Chemistry highly desired for other Sciences and many other subjects.

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Course Information

Level

A level

Course Work

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