Why study Maths and Sciences?
Maths and Sciences are subjects that will help you to develop logical and analytical thinking skills. They open up a range of possibilities for future study and careers as you will gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to many situations.
Maths opens opportunities in almost any area of study or employment. Many universities and Level 4 courses that you might not think of as mathematical, including social sciences, business and economics, have a high maths and statistics content.
Studying Science subjects helps you to develop an understanding of the world around you and gives you the opportunity to choose a career where you can make a big difference.
Computers are integral to modern life and studying Computer Science helps you to build on and develop transferable skills that can be applied in innovative ways in unlimited fields including science, engineering, technology and business.
What careers are Maths and Sciences useful for?
Many employers are looking for a maths or science A level as an indication of analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to model situations in a mathematical way. Students have gone on to choose careers in, for example, economics; business; the Civil Service; management and marketing.
A Level Maths is highly regarded by employers. Studying Maths equips you with skills and knowledge that can be applied to a range of problems and situations across different careers and sectors including science and medicine, business, banking and beyond.
A-level Biology is a great choice for people who want a career in health and clinical professions, including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Nursing and Forensic Science.
Many universities also offer biological science courses such as: Molecular Biology; Cell Biology; Biochemistry; Botany; Zoology; Parasitology; Marine science; Genetics; Immunology; Virology; Pharmacology; and many more.
Chemistry can open pathways to many careers either through a university or modern apprenticeship route. Examples of subjects where Chemistry is desirable are: Chemistry, Teaching, Chemical Engineer, Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Biochemistry, Forensics.
Physics is a good choice for students considering a career in Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry, Computing, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and Environmental Science. Physics will also prepare students for industry careers, such as those within the engineering or electronics sectors.