Students who are considering taking this course need to be heading for a good grade B, or above, in their GCSE Mathematics. They also need to be competent in the use of algebra, since this is the basic tool required for much of the course. Students will be taught by two teachers for a total of nine hours a fortnight.
In Year 12 students will complete an AS level in Mathematics. This consists of two Pure Mathematics modules and one Mechanics module.
All three modules will be taken at the end of Year 12.
In Year 13, the pattern is repeated again with all three modules being taken in June of Year 13.
There is no coursework element to any Mathematics A level.
What could I go on to do after the course?
Many university courses, and many professions, consider A level Mathematics a desirable entry qualification. In particular you might want to take this A level if you are interested in: