Mathematics is used every day, everywhere. As well as preparing us for our future lives and careers, mathematics aims to improve confidence and skills in problem solving, logical and analytical thinking, codebreaking and calculation.
Here at UTC, we teach in line with the national curriculum whilst linking mathematics to real-life and industry applications, particularly in the engineering sector. Students are able to improve their workplace skills, and see the relevance of the work that they do when they visit our industry partners.
In Years 12 and 13, students can choose to study Mathematics A-Level, or Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).
A-Level Mathematics extends the skills covered at GCSE, particularly those in algebra and trigonometry. This course focuses on pure mathematics, with some applications of mechanics and statistics.
Core Maths is mostly based on GCSE with some new topics. This course builds confidence and competence in solving problems mathematically, and applying mathematics to real-life situations.
A-Level maths specification here.
Further Maths specification here.
Core Maths specification here.
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