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Mathematics A Level at The Whitstable School

Course description

Summary Of Skills Students Gain By Studying This Subect:

Maths is one of the best subjects to develop your analytical,research and problem solving skills.Not only will studying maths help give you the knowledge to takle scientific,mechanical,coding and abstract problems,it will also help you develop logic to tackle everyday issues like planning projects,managing budgets and debating effectively.

Course content

Potential Topics That You Will Be Studied.


Statistical sampling

Data presentation and interpretation


Statistical distributions

Statistical hypothesis


Quantities and units in mechanics


Forces and Newton's laws


Pure Maths


Algebra and functions

Coordinate geometry in the (x,y) plane

Sequences and series


Exponentials and logarithms

Differentiation and intergration


Numerical Methods.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have achieved at least 5 GCSE grade C or above including English Language at grade 5 or above and Maths at grade 7 or above.


3 Equally weighted examination papers (all with calculator)

Pure Maths 1 (2 hours)

Pure Maths 2 (2 hours)

Statistics and Mechanics (2 hours)

Future opportunities

Just about everything! People with Mths degrees and other qualifications can go into:accounting,medicine,engineering,forensic pathology,finance,business,consultancy,teaching,IT,games development,scientific research,programming,civil  service,design,construction and astrophysics to name a few......

It's not surprising that Maths was the most popular A-level choice of 2013

A spokesperson for the institute of Mathematics and its Applications said;"A-Level maths is tremendously important.It provides a firm foundation for all scientific,technical,engineering and mathematical careers and a flying start for many other types of career,such as those in finance,medicine,agriculture.....etc.The list is endless.

Maths is a 'facilating"subject which means that it will help you to study lots of other subjects and pursue lots of different  careers.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please contact Mr Costley

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 16 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years