Maths - Mathematics A Level (Single)
What will I study?
This is a two year course, and all assessment is via three 2 hour exam papers taken at the end of the two years – P1, P2, and the Applied paper, which is 50% statistics, 50% mechanics. Having the drive to access our support on offer is essential; class or course Facebook groups, lunch time Teacher Subject Extensions daily, drop ins with the Doubles students. There is also a vast array of teacher websites and video networks covering all content. Students will need to be resilient, and enjoy getting stuck and overcoming problems.
Is this course right for me?
This course is demanding, and will feel like a big step up from GCSE at first. But if you enjoy working hard, and enjoy tackling a difficult problem, then this is the course for you. BHASVIC Maths will stretch and challenge all of its learners, and provides plenty of support along the way. Students will spend at least 4.5 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, with a progression exam at the end of their first year. This is a demanding course that students find difficult at first, but with hard work they persevere and by Christmas they have developed a workload routine and find the subject highly rewarding. All students find this course challenging at some point, but the difference between a successful and unsuccessful student is how they respond to that challenge.
Many students continue with their Maths studies after leaving BHASVIC. University departments in the following subjects prefer students to have A Level Maths if possible: Physics, Psychology, Economics, Computing, and Business Studies.
Minimum entry requirements
B/6 in Maths GCSE and C/4 in English Language GCSE or C/4 in English Literature GCSE. 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.