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A Level Mathematics at Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS

Course description

Brief Outline

This course will help students to: develop their understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes; extend their range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems; develop their abilities to reason logically and develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics.

Course content


Students will study three units in each year of the two year course. Four of these are pure mathematics and two will be applied mathematics.

Year 12Core 1, Core 2 and one of Mechanics 1, Statistics 1 or Decision 1

Year 13Core 3, Core 4 and another one of Mechanics 1, Statistics 1 or Decision 1

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are in line with the School’s admission policy, but at least a grade A in GCSE Maths is recommended.  


Assessment takes place at the end of each year over the two year course.  You will sit three exams in the summer exam season.  Each paper is worth 75 marks and is 1 hour 30 minutes in length.

Future opportunities

Higher Education Opportunities

A natural progression to a Mathematics degree will lead on to many job prospects but taking an A-level in Mathematics will also provide a good foundation for degrees in Engineering, Economics, Business and Science.


Job prospects

Problem-solving skills, thinking logically and quantitatively, analysing information and strong numeracy skills will always be highly valued by employers. Possible future careers include Actuarial work, Economic and Statistical Analysis, Scientific Research and Development, Secondary School Teaching, Chartered Accountancy, Retail Banking, Insurance and Pensions, Information Technology and Management.

Further information

Further Information

You can download the specification for this course and sample assessment material (past exam papers) from  You are strongly recommended to look through these so that you are fully informed about the course and what you will learn to see if it is right for you.


Complementary subjects at A Level

Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Business.


Mr M Crane

Head of Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grindon Hall Christian School - GHCS directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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