Problem solving is a great skill to have
Mathematics is essential for a wide range of students, from those wishing to read Mathematics at university to those who need it to complement their chosen course. Courses such as engineering, computing, various areas of science, medicine, economics, business and psychology are but a few courses which require the understanding of mathematics beyond GCSE. You will learn skills specific to the subject as well as transferable ones such as problem-solving, communication and organisation.
Any special requirements?
In order to be successful at A-level Mathematics, you really need a grade 7 at GCSE. You must have completed the full GCSE higher course and be prepared to complete the bridging unit during the summer holidays.
What will I study and how will it be assessed?
You will study two compulsory Pure Mathematics units. C1 and C2.
You will then complete an Applied Mathematics unit either Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Maths.
(The whole AS level will be assessed by examination).
You will study two more Pure Mathematics units, C3 and C4. (These will be assessed by examinations).
You will then complete another of the Applied Mathematics units listed above. (This unit will be assessed by examination).
In addition to the six modules taken for A-level, students will follow another six for Further Mathematics. (Further Mathematics will be assessed by examinations).
If you would like further information about this subject please contact the Head of Mathematics, Mrs S Martin at: