A level Mathematics

This A level forms part of the IT and Business Professional Programme, incorporating A level Business and Level 3 Extended Certificate in Information Technology.

Delivered at the A Level Academy, you will take a more investigative approach, understanding how mathematics is used to model real life situations such as genetic inheritance, pin codes, putting hardware into space and building to withstand earthquakes.

What are the benefits of studying the IT and Business Professional Programme?

This programme provides many opportunities such as:

  • Placements with local employers and international organisations such as Saint-Gobain.
  • Industry guest speakers including high profile CEO's from global companies.
  • Opportunity to gain prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist Master status including competing in the national championships.
  • Work on enterprise projects with local employers to experience project management, budgeting and planning.
  • Pitch business ideas to O2 Think Big with an opportunity to see them come to life.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

All A level study begins in September and will take two years to complete.

What will I study?

You will extend your knowledge of algebra, trigonometry, geometry and statistics and will learn how mathematics is used to model real-life situations.

This will enable you to understand, construct and make predictions about systems as diverse as:

  • Genetic inheritance
  • Pin codes
  • Group behaviour
  • Putting hardware into space
  • Impact of ice on electrical cables
  • Building to withstand earthquakes

In addition to this, you will also cover a broad range of A level Business and Level 3 Extended Certificate in Information Technology topics from business objectives, corporate strategy, accounting operations management and marketing to IT systems, website development and social media in business.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by written examinations and a range of practical and written work, including both internal and external assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including a grade 4 in English and a grade 5 in maths.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2019), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Once you have successfully completed the IT and Business Professional Programme, you will have the opportunity to progress on to university, a higher apprenticeship and a career in the IT and Business industries.

This Programme could lead to a wide range of careers such as a Software Engineer, Systems Developer, Business Analyst, Commercial Analyst or Management Consultant.

Ref: Joanne Greenhalgh

What our tutors say...

"Mathematics is a part of everyday life. You use mathematics when visiting the bank, buying a car or even following a cooking recipe. You use principles of mathematics in everything you do, so why not learn about the thing you use every single day?"

Colin, Mathematics Tutor