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Mathematics GCE A Level at Sir Harry Smith Community College

Course description


Mathematics is an ideal course if you like working in a logical, methodical way and like its challenge, clarity and problem solving. You will extend your understanding of algebra and calculus. The applied modules will enable you to see how the mathematics you learn can be applied to practical problems in physics, business and computing. Mathematics is a much sought after qualification and is a basis for many subjects.

The A Level course consists of six modules taught over two years by two members of staff.


Course content

The A level course consists of six modules taught over two years by two members of staff:

Year 1

Core Mathematics 1 and 2


Year 2

Core4 mathematics 3 and 4


It is avantageous for all students to have a graphical calculator (available through College, approximately £60) and a normal scientific calculator.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved at least a grade B in GCSE Maths to be eligible for this course. However students with a grade B at GCSE often find the demands of the A level course very challenging and should take this into consideration when making decisions about their Post 16 subject choices.


Each unit is assessed by a 90 minute written exam.

Future opportunities

medicine, Computing, Accountancy, Engineering, Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Geography and associated subjects, Philoophy, Psychology

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact the Careers Coordinator at the College

Delivery: Usually as part of a full-time programme

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Harry Smith Community College directly.

Last updated date: 16 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years