A-LEVEL MATHEMATICS AT KING GEORGE V COLLEGE
If you enjoyed Maths at high school and want to learn more you should definitely consider A-level Maths at KGV. The two year course comprises three important elements of mathematics: Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Pure Mathematics at A-level involves algebra, trigonometry and geometry and introduces calculus, the study of changing quantities. Mechanics develops an understanding of how and why things move (or don’t move) and enables you to make predictions about the forces of nature. Statistics develops a deeper understanding of probability and introduces methods for testing whether or not events happen by chance.
Mathematics is the foundation of almost every science and economic-based discipline, from physicists and geographers to bankers and engineers. Success in Mathematics at A-level shows future employers that you are comfortable dealing with many different kinds of figures and calculations and you will develop a broad, transferable skill set including problem-solving, critical thinking and the ability to work independently.
Past students of Mathematics at KGV have gone on to university to study subjects such as Mathematics, Engineering, Accountancy, Physics and Medicine and work in sectors such as Finance, Sciences and Engineering.
5 GCSEs at grades 9-5 (A*-B) including English Language and a 4 or above (Grade C) in GCSE Maths. For Maths you will need a Grade 6 in GCSE Maths.
Throughout the year there are opportunities to be involved in Maths activities beyond the classroom. Students can enter the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge and the Senior Team Challenge at Liverpool University. Teams have taken part in the LMS Maths Pop Quiz at Liverpool John Moores University and all Maths students are invited to come along to popular Maths lectures organised by the Liverpool Mathematical Society.
Maths students at KGV have access to online resources to help with your studies. Homework is distributed by email and text books are available online, so you can work on your Maths anywhere you have an internet connection. You will also have exclusive access to MyMaths, an interactive learning resource that can be accessed 24/7.