Mathematics & Further Mathematics

Entry requirements

6 in GCSE Maths and

4 in GCSE English Literature or

4 in GCSE English Language

Further Maths

7 in GCSE Maths and

4 in GCSE English Literature or

4 in GCSE English Language

What will I study

You will study the new Edexcel A-level over two years.  The course covers a core of pure mathematics plus applied modules in statistics and mechanics.

In addition to the above, the Further Mathematics course will cover two more pure mathematics modules and a choice of a further two modules from pure, statistics, mechanics or decision mathematics.

How will I be assessed?

The course will conclude with Edexcel A-level exams at the end of your Year 13.  You will not sit the AS exam at the end of Year 12, but we will use the paper internally to assess your progress.

Is this subject for me?

If you like solving problems, thinking logically and systematically, A-level maths is the course for you.  Maths is a subject that will be challenging, however it will also be rewarding.  Plus it will help you with your science, business and design A-levels.

You will be taught by specialist A-level teachers providing you with five lessons of class teaching each week.  Further mathematicians will receive an additional five lessons of tuition each week.

There will also be lunchtime or after school support sessions, where you can bring any problems you want to work through.

The course will be taught in units over the year.  At the end of each unit there will be formal assignments to complete and submit.

You will be provided with online access to all the textbooks for the course.  These eBooks also include many additional resources to assist student learning with self testing quizzes and exercises.

Where can this lead me?

Students with A-levels in mathematics go on to study mathematics, sciences, computer science, engineering, medicine, economics and business studies at degree and masters level.  They are highly sought after in employment and follow some of the most interesting and rewarding careers available.

The recent development in society, from mobile phones to medical treatments and diagnosis have been created by students with mathematics and science A-levels.

What else is there?

Students on the course have the opportunity to be involved in the Goldcrest scholarships which run with Ricardo, a world-leading engineering firm.  Students take part in a hands-on project dealing with a real business and engineering development for Ricardo.  In recent projects, this involved in looking at how oil moved with the gallery of a piston in a Ricardo engine.

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