Why this course?

At its most basic level, Mathematics is about understanding patterns, writing rules to describe the patterns and then using them to make predictions. In many ways Mathematics is the language of the universe and unravelling its secrets leads to insight and intrigue, beauty and elegance. Learning Mathematics develops your ability to think logically, to analyse problems and to solve them by breaking them into smaller steps.

Course Content

  • Papers 1 and 2: Pure Mathematics
    Proof, algebra and functions, coordinate geometry in the (x, Y) plane, sequences and series, trigonometry, exponentials and logarithms, differentiation, integration, numerical methods and vectors.
  • Paper 3: Mechanics and Statistics
    Statistics: sampling, data presentation and interpretation, probability, statistical distributions and statistical hypothesis testing.
    Mechanics: Quantities and units in mechanics, kinematics, forces and Newton’s Law and moments.

How will I be assessed?

Paper 1
Pure Mathematics – 2hr (33.33%)

Paper 2
Pure Mathematics – 2hr (33.33%)

Paper 3
Statistics and Mechanics – 2hr (33.33%)

Student Profile

Successful students will enjoy Mathematics, have a good track-record in it and enjoy working hard on complex problems. Students will need to be good at logical thinking, problem-solving and abstract thinking. Mathematics is highly challenging so persistence and resilience are critical.

Complimentary Subjects

  • Chemistry
  • Computer science
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Business

What could I do next?

A few of the degree courses that could be completed are:

Mathematics; Computer Science; Engineering; Accounting; Economics; Sciences; Architecture; Teaching; Business;

to name a few!

The future career opportunities are

Accounting; finance; investment banking; architect; computer programming; engineering; scientist;

to name a few!