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Mathematics

Mathematics A-Level is a fantastic subject, which offers you the opportunity to develop your logic, reasoning and problem-solving skills through the study of both Pure Maths, such as algebra, geometry and functions with Applied Maths modules.

On the course you will study a range of different topics from

  • Quadratics
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Algebraic Fractions
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Vectors
  • Trigonometry
  • Sequences and Series
  • Exponentials and Logarithms
  • Numerical Methods
  • Functions
  • Proof

Mathematics will be taught with rigour by our outstanding teachers, developing your insight and depth of understanding, and providing a broad appreciation for the subject and its applications.

You will engage with researchers at Lancaster University, giving you experience of topical mathematical problems, from fields such as maths and statistics, economics, health research, operational research, and data science. Working with the Maths School’s key partners, you will be exposed to mathematical problem solving which contributes to economic development and the digital economy and builds employability skills in our community.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications and interest from all students sitting higher tier GCSE papers. You will need at least a grade 8 or above in your GCSE Maths, with at least grade 7s in all other GCSEs with the exception of English Language or Literature at, at least a grade 5.

Further Mathematics

Further Maths A-Level at LUSoM provides you with the opportunity to develop some of the concepts met in the A-Level Maths course as well as study a greater variety of applications. If you thoroughly enjoy the subject and are keen to extend your understanding and knowledge, then this course will provide the chance to study some more demanding and abstract concepts.

On the course you will study a range of different topics from

  • Matrices
  • Complex Numbers
  • Algebra and Functions
  • Proof
  • Calculus
  • Vectors
  • Algorithms
  • Graph Theory
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Linear Programming
  • Discrete Probability Distributions
  • Hypothesis Testing
Entry requirements

We welcome applications and interest from all students sitting higher tier GCSE papers. You will need at least a grade 8 or above in your GCSE Maths, with at least grade 7s in all other GCSEs with the exception of English Language or Literature at, at least a grade 5.

Physics

Physics A-Level combines practical investigations and experiments with theoretical ideas, giving you the skills to logically analyse and solve problems; skills which can be applied to any scientific or mathematical challenge.

On the course you will study a range of different topics from

  • Mechanics
  • Materials
  • Waves
  • Quantum Physics
  • Practical Skills
  • Electricity
  • Particle Physics
  • Gravitational fields
  • Electric Fields
  • Periodic Motion
  • Capacitors
  • Thermal Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Magnetic Fields
  • Special Relativity

An A-Level in Physics is highly regarded by employers and universities.

Entry requirements

We welcome applications and interest from all students sitting higher tier GCSE papers. You will need at least a grade 8 or above in your GCSE Maths, with at least grade 7s in all other GCSEs with the exception of English Language or Literature at, at least a grade 5.

What next?

The best-prepared students will begin their university careers with an in-depth knowledge of mathematical principles and the logical connection between its different themes. You will have the confidence to tackle complex problems without a pre-defined structure or menu of options. It is envisaged that the depth and breadth of your mathematical experience at the Maths School will accelerate your progress at the beginning of your undergraduate courses.  

How to apply

Lancaster University School of Mathematics is open to applications in Autumn 2021. In the meantime, you can register your interest here.

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