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Mathematics A Level at Harrow College

Course description

You'll enjoy this challenging course if you like solving problems in a logical manner, applying mathematical theories to real life situations and constructing rigorous mathematical arguments. You'll develop your ability to reason logically, to construct mathematical proofs and to use mathematics as an effective means of communication. You'll cover three units in a year. This includes two units in Pure Mathematics, the other one being chosen from either Mechanics, Statistics or Decision Maths.

Course content

You will cover three units in the year. These will be Core Mathematics 3 and 4 and one of the Applied modules, which will be either Statistics 2, Mechanics 2 or Decision 1.The syllabus content for each of the modules can be found on the Edexcel website (

You will be taught through a variety of classroom activities, and you will also have to do a substantial amount of homework.

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C (at least 2 A/B grades) including Maths at grade B or above and English at C. You should have achived at least a grade D in As Maths.


Exams - 100%. Successful completion of the course will lead to a certificate awarded by Edexcel.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

A2 Mathematics is well regarded as an indication of potential by both employers and universities. It is useful for entry to any higher education course and leads naturally to careers in accountancy, actuarial science, banking, economics and civil and mechanical engineering.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

You will have to provide yourself with all standard stationery, writing materials and folders. You will also need a scientific calculator and you will need to buy two textbooks.

Additional costs:

Books amounting to approximately £30

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harrow College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: AL3MATHA
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  • Number of planned places: 48

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