Course Overview

Throughout the course, you will study a total of 22 units.

Course Structure

You will study the following units:

  • OT1: Mathematical argument, language and proof
  • OT2: Mathematical problem solving
  • OT3: Mathematical modelling
  • Proof
  • Algebra and functions
  • Coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane
  • Sequences and series
  • Trigonometry
  • Exponentials and logarithms
  • Differentiation
  • Numerical methods
  • Vectors
  • Statistical sampling
  • Data presentation and interpretation
  • Probability
  • Statistical distributions
  • Statistical hypothesis testing
  • Quantities and units in mechanics
  • Kinematics
  • Forces and Newton’s laws
  • Moments.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at a minimum of Grade C/4 (including English) and Mathematics at a minimum of Grade B/6.

Expect Also To

  • Need to work in your own time in addition to attendance times
  • Use a graphics calculator which can be borrowed from the Mathematics Workshop
  • Work from past examination papers.

How You Will Be Assessed

Your progress will be assessed throughput the course using internal methods.

All formal assessments are at the end of the two year course.

There are three exams:

Paper 1:

Written exam: two hours (100 marks, 33⅓ % of A level).

Paper 2:

Written exam: two hours (100 marks, 33⅓ % of A level).

Paper 3:

Written exam: two hours (100 marks, 33⅓ % of A level).

All papers are a mix of question styles, from short, single-mark questions to multi-step problems.

Information, Advice and Support

Careers Guidance

Help with choosing the right course and with thinking about where this might take you in the future.
Tel: 01274 433043
Email: [email protected]

Student Finance

Money matters - you may be entitled to financial support whilst you study.
Tel: 01274 433246.
Email: [email protected]

Learning Support

Support for applicants with a learning difficulty, disability, illness or other learning need.
Tel: 01274 438999
Email: [email protected]

For all other queries call 01274 088088

Tuition Fees

If you are aged 19+ and studying a Further Education Course at Bradford College, you may have to pay course fees. Course fees are dependent on the number of hours and which course is being taken. Actual costs can be obtained from our FE Registry team.
Tel: 01274 433172
Email: [email protected].