Course overviewMaths is a challenging and stimulating subject and good Maths skills lay the foundations for many different careers. The course offers you the chance to build upon existing mathematical knowledge from GCSE in addition to extending into areas such as Mechanics and Statistics. It provides an excellent foundation for higher level study in a wide variety of subjects and is a highly sought-after qualification.
To gain an A Level in Maths you must study a variety of topics, which you can find in more detail in the sections below. The course will cover aspects of three areas in Maths: Pure Maths, Mechanics and Statistics. You can find detailed information on the website: www.mei.org.uk.
Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Calculus are all examples of Pure Maths topics in the first year. In Mechanics you will look at topics such as Motion In 1 Dimension. In Statistics you will look at topics such as Data Presentation.
Numerical Methods, Parametric Equations and Further Calculus are all examples of topics you will study in the second year. In Mechanics, you will also look at topics such as Motion In 2 Dimensions. In Statistics, you will also look at topics such as The Normal Distribution and Conditional Probability.
In addition to lectures and teacher support the course places an emphasis on self-study. We provide you with access to a website which is excellent for distance learning too. There are videos and worked examples on the website to help you learn. During the course there are several written assessments in addition to the verbal feedback that you receive from your teacher. All Maths staff run help sessions and support sessions to assist you when you need it.
What else do I need to know?NSCG is a great environment for learning Maths. We have a highly dedicated team with vast experience of teaching A Level students. You will have opportunities to expand your study to different areas of Maths as you see your interests develop. It is also worth considering studying Further Maths if you are an A/A* candidate; please speak to a member of staff for more details.
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What are the entry requirements?
You should also have GCSE grade 6 or above in Maths at Higher Tier and an average GCSE point score of 6.0.
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What financial support is on offer?
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance
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