We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College!
We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Level 3 Maths at Andover College is like. Scroll down to learn more about the course and have a go at the 'Matchsticks challenge' and 'Equations always 6' activity provided by your lecturers, Claire and Kah-wei.
If you have any questions about the course please get in touch, email -AskScienceMaths@sparsholt.ac.uk
Check out the all the help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams.
Meet your lecturers!
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.
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 - newsletters 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.
Welcome to Maths at Andover College!
Andover College Maths Transition
Celebrating Women in Maths!
Explore the contributions of women in mathematics and their outstanding work. 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.
Interested in learning more about some of the concepts and subjects you will explore at college? Please take a look at the various resources below.
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.
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)
Maths, Core Maths and Statistics Resource
Maths, Core Maths and Statistics Resources
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!
Your Future with Maths!
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 also have at the college Romeo our therapy dog! Romeo is part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to wellbeing provision for students. Romeo is based on campus with his owner 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.