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Maths forms the foundations of many modern industries, such as technology, computing, finance and science. Our highly qualified tutors, who teach on the Mathematics courses, will guide you through this fascinating subject.

stretch and challenge

Studying Mathematics courses is a good choice whatever you want to do later, as it can make you stand out as a stronger candidate across a range of career and university choices.

Maths is identified as one of the most important subjects for young people to develop the skills to help keep them employable as work sectors evolve in the future.

From studying Core Maths alongside other A Levels, to more in-depth A Level Maths and Further Maths, this subject at Truro and Penwith College is taught by experts in their field who will stretch and challenge continuously.

If you are an adult learner and are interested in Maths GCSE and Functional Skills, please click here to find out more.


Click above to watch our film about studying Mathematics at Truro and Penwith College and the career and university opportunities available to you.

Poppy Maths student wearing a dark coat and lanyard.
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I really liked how Maths and Further Maths was structured. I had come to open evenings and spoken to lecturers about the courses and the Accelerate Programme and it was the best option for me.We are also encouraged by our lecturers to enter extra activities and competitions such as the Senior Maths Challenge and the Maths Olympiad for Girls.

Poppy - A Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics with the Accelerate Programme


By studying Mathematics courses, you’ll find your future open to a wealth of possibilities. You’ll gain excellent applicable and transferable knowledge that is desired over a wide range of professional roles. Those who wish to progress on to Higher Education will find an A Level in one of our maths-based subjects a valuable asset in applying.

developing skills

As a mathematics student, you’ll benefit from our promotion of the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. With high-quality tuition, you’ll explore a variety of mathematical techniques and applications, developing your problem solving skills and logical thought. The College is also a partner in the Cornwall and West Devon Maths Hub, giving our students access to sector experts to aid enrichment and progression opportunities.

courses for adults

Our part-time accounting courses for adults provide you with the working knowledge and qualifications you need to progress in a professional financial role. Alternatively, benefit from gaining a basic understanding of maths with our GCSE and Functional Skills Maths courses.

Two adult students sit at a classroom table working out mathematics problems as part of the Multiply programme. There is an assortment of maths equipment on the table.


Unlock your potential with Multiply. Multiply offers free courses, advice, guidance, and support as you embark your mathematical journey. If you are an adult aged 19+ and do not hold a current Maths GCSE at grade C/4 (or equivalent level 2 maths qualification) find out how Multiply can help you.


To apply for a Mathematics course at Truro and Penwith College, visit the course page on our official college website and complete your application online.

Entry requirements for Mathematics programs vary. Check the specific course details on the college website or prospectus or contact the admissions office for the most accurate and up-to-date information on entry requirements.

Graduates from Mathematics programs at Truro and Penwith College can pursue diverse career paths, including roles in Banking, Accountancy, Data Analysis, Actuarial Science, GCHQ and more. The field offers a wide range of opportunities in various industries. Visit the Career Zone or to find out more.

Yes, you could test your knowledge and ability skills against other students across the country and compete in the UK Senior Mathematical Challenge. You can also take part in the annual Maths Olympiad.

Yes, prospective students can speak to the department at an open event which are free to attend and take place throughout the year. Visit to see the latest event details. Alternatively, you can contact the academic advisors in the business and law department at Truro and Penwith College. Check the college website for contact details or reach out to the admissions office, and they will guide you on how to connect with the relevant academic advisors for more information.

We strongly recommend making an application for your chosen course as soon as you can when you are in your final year of school. After you have submitted your application, you will be invited to attend an interview where you can make amendments to your application if need be.

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