We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September!
We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Maths, including Statistics and Core maths, at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the various courses on offer and have a go at the activities provided by your lecturers, Claire and Kah-wei.
We will be regularly posting content onto this page to help prepare you for starting in September - make sure to send us any work you complete to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Maths' as the email heading!
Check out all the help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams.
Welcome to the course!
At Andover College we offer a range of courses for those interested in Maths which all offer/support progression in a variety of ways.
Level 3 Core Maths and A Level Statistics are suitable for those who would not like to take A Level Maths and would instead prefer to focus their learning on the more practical application of mathematical concepts in the 'real world'. These subjects are a good support for other subjects including, but not limited to, Geography, Psychology, Criminology, Sociology, and many more. In addition, an A Level in a Maths subject will further support you in a huge variety of career pathways.
A Level Maths will focus on a variety of concepts and practical work topics including, algebra techniques, trigonometry, calculus, statistics and mechanics.
Take a look at the various resources below to further explore the possibilities for a career after your time at Andover College before having a go at the accompanying activities!
STEM Learning provides a variety of learning resources including a Q&A video with British Astronaut Tim Peake - here!
Explore careers in Maths - here.
It is also a good idea to keep an eye on the Advanced Mathematics Support Programme for useful information and support schemes available - March newsletter available here.
Former Andover College student Mia explains her decision to take Psychology, Maths and Health & Social Care, why she chose Andover College and the support available. Mia is currently completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Surrey.
Celebrating Women in Maths!
The 12th May is Women in Mathematics Day when we remember and celebrate women mathematicians who contributed greatly to our everyday life. Lets take a look at their contributions and how they continue to help advance the field!
On this day, Florence Nightingale was born in 1820. She was an inspirational English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Maryam Mirzakhani wins 2014 Fields medal.
Just imagine if we did not have to encourage girls to be great at Maths, but they already knew it from the moment they were born?
Aspire to Inspire women in Maths.
Welcome to Maths at Andover College!
Andover College Maths Transition
Interested in learning more about some of the concepts and subjects you will explore at college? Take a look at the various resources below and make sure you let us know how you get on!
The world turns on symmetry -- from the spin of subatomic particles to the dizzying beauty of an arabesque. But there's more to it than meets the eye. Here, Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy offers a glimpse of the invisible numbers that marry all symmetrical objects. TED Talk here.
Next why not learn more about the "often missed" Hippocrates of Chios with Johnny Ball - here.
Interested in learning more about statistics - try this video examining how easy it is to lie or manipulate data - here.
We think our lives unfold thanks to a mix of luck and our own personal choices. But that’s not quite true. An unseen layer of mathematics governs every aspect of our world. Learn more with the 3-part lecturer series with Hannah Fry - here.
Interested in where Maths could take you? Watch the video to explore your options! Here.
In addition to these videos there are various virtual mathematical/statistical challengers you could try to keep your mind sharp during the summer!
- Bitesize challenges - here.
- Why not have a go at some brain teasers! Here.
- How good are you at measuring time? Here.
- Which Spinners? Here.
- Ab-surd! Here.
- Test your graph skills - here.
The Open University has a variety of free online courses available in an array of different subjects. For our Maths, Core Maths and Statistics, applicants we recommend the following course; Modelling and Estimation.
You could also investigate the courses offered at the etonx web page; please note these are paid for programmes that your current school may have access to so please check with them and back here regularly for updates.
Interested in taking Maths further? Take a look these resources examining careers and options open to you both during and after college.
Studying Maths beyond GCSE - here.
UCAS Maths profile - here.
A-Level in Maths (2 Years)
A-Level in Statistics (2 years)
Level 3 in Core Maths (1 Year)
Oxford Press Resources
Oxford University Press have produced a variety of activities to enable your learning over the long summer break. Make sure you let us know how you get on!
Maths resources available here.
Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college.
Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College!
We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna!
Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education!
We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna!
Maths, Core Maths and Statistics Resources
Student wellbeing and support
At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible.
We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including;
- Carer support
- Childcare support
- Confidential one-to-one services
We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!
Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.
Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!