Science & Maths
Fee Information

Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.

Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.

If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.

If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.

International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.

For more information, see our guide to fees.


UNITS Core 1 Core 2 Core 3 Core 4 Statistics 1 Statistics 2

You will study A-level mathematics with statistics, completing two core mathematics modules and a statistics module in the first year and a further two core mathematics and one further statistics module in the second year. Core Mathematics includes algebra, trigonometry and calculus, whilst statistics involves analysing and summarising numerical data in order to arrive at conclusions about it. You will learn through lectures, group work, independent work, student presentations and discussions, supported by a number of computer aided activities and software. You’ll also conduct at least three hours of problem solving and independent study outside of lessons each week. This course combines well with Further Maths, Business, Economics, Computing, Biology, Physics and Psychology.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs, grade C or above, including English Language and GCSE Maths at grade A* B. All applicants will be interviewed.

Assessment Method

Written assignments Exams

The AS-Level is 100% exam based. A minimum of a D grade is needed at AS Level to progress onto year 2 of the course. The A-Level is 100% exam based. Each year makes up 50% of your final grade.

Assessment is an integral part of the overall learning process and our student centred approach aims to promote initiative and creativity, critical thinking, evaluation, decision making, personal reflection and effective communication skills. Each subject has a number of assessments throughout the year and can include the following: external exams, independent research, presentations, essays, coursework and in-class tests. Course is assessed through homework, class test, mid-term test, VA Test and mock exams. Final assessment is an external exam with Edexcel awarding body.

Progression Opportunities

Where will this course take you? Recent research suggests that people with A-level mathematics can earn 10% more than colleagues without this qualification. Our students tend to successfully apply to a range of Maths and Science degrees leading to employment in areas such as teaching, engineering, investment, meteorology, research and statistics. The starting salary for an investment banker can be between £30,000 and £50,000pa.

Study Methods

You will learn in dedicated mathematics classrooms. There are three AS or A2 classroom sessions per week and they fit in with your overall programme of study, usually across five days at college.

Enrolment

We look forward to welcoming you to Ealing, Hammersmith and West London's College. We are enrolling now. Come along to the College to enrol directly. See our enrolment dates and times. www.wlc.ac.uk/enrol