Maths - Mathematics A Level (Double)
What will I study?
In the first year you will complete and sit your regular Maths A Level, whilst studying Further Pure 1 alongside it. Here you will see be exposed to new areas of maths such as Complex Numbers, Matrices, and Simple Loci Problems. In your second year, you will complete your Further Maths A Level, comprised of FP1, FP2, FP3, and either FP4, Further Stats, or Further Mechanics. Your choice of fourth module will depend on what you wish to study at university for example. You will need to be resilient, and enjoy getting stuck and overcoming problems. Many classes make their own Facebook group so they can post problems to each other and help each other along. There are Teacher-led Subject Extensions daily, Drop ins with the Doubles (A2 students help all who appear), a vast array of teacher websites and video networks covering all content for support.
Is this course right for me?
This is a course for students who love maths and want to dedicate a great deal of their time at BHASVIC to maths classes. Students will spend at least 9 hours per week on independent study, culminating in the submission of an assignment each week. Students sit a 1.5 hour tracking test every half term, completing their A Level Maths exams in their first year, and their A Level Further Maths Exams in their second year. Do not enter this course lightly, as it is very intense, especially at the beginning where students are not used to such a fast pace and such a high workload outside of class. All students find this course challenging at some point, but the difference between a successful and an unsuccessful student is how they respond to that challenge. That said, if you love maths, this course will transform you completely by the end of the two years into a very competent mathematician.
Two high grades in Maths and Further Maths A level will be excellent preparation to study Maths (or a Maths related subject) at any university. If you want to apply for the top universities in Physics, Maths, Engineering, then double maths is essential. STEP & STRETCH classes are also available to help you prepare for top university entry exams if needed.
Minimum entry requirements
A/7 in Maths GCSE and C/4 in English Language GCSE or C/4 in English Literature GCSE. Please also refer to the note regarding Double Maths in the Programme of Study Entry Requirements (Table one). CLICK HERE. Please make sure that you have also looked at and understand the overall entry requirements to study at BHASVIC. These are available here and outline the GCSE grades you need to take up one of the Programmes of Study at the college.