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Mathematics A-Level (Edexcel) at Harington School

Course description

If you enjoy Maths and feel confident with the work you have met so far at GCSE, then you should seriously consider this course. It is an exciting subject studying numbers, quantities, shape, space, theur relationships, and a lot more. It attempts to describe this world as accurately and rigorously as possible, and thus is widely regarded as "the most precise human language". The subject has got a huge number of fields and branches, and is fundamental to much of science and technology.

Course content

This course will cover Pure Mathematics including calculus, functions, sequences and series, functions, trigonometrry and vectors. It will also include units of work on mechanics and statistics.

Entry requirements

Each year, Harington School offers 150 places in Year 12 to students who meet our admissions criteria. 


Our usual minimum requirements are:

  • Five GCSEs at grade B or abov
  • A*- C passes in Mathematics and English

There is an expectation that students will have achieve an A*-B grade in the subjects (or comparable subjects) that they wish to take at A-Level.

Future opportunities

Mathematical ability is very highly regarded by both universities and employers. An A-Level in Maths is essential for many degree courses (such as physics, engineering and, of course, mathematics itself) and is highly deisrable in a wide range of subjects such as chemistry, natural sciences, architecture, computing, economics. There is a national shortage of mathematicians, and employment prospects are good.

Further information

Harington places a great emphasis on academic achievement and on providing challenging opportunities for personal development, through the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the individual Extended Project. These are essential when applying for the most prestigious universities. There will also be the opportunity to take the ABRSM grades in Music.

When choosing your A-Level subjects, you should take into consideration not only your personal strengths but also the requirements of any future courses you will wish to study post-18.

This is a very exciting time to join Harington School and our goal is to help you achieve the success you need to progress on to the next important stage of your education.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harington School directly.

Last updated date: 02 September 2015
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