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Mathematics at Waverley School and Sixth form Centre - a Specialist Humanities College

Course description

A-level Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-level Maths make sure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.

A-level Maths is made up of six units – three at AS and three at A2. All units are available in the June series. There are four Pure Core units which make up two-thirds of the qualification and provide the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of the subject. 

Mathematical applications make up the remaining third of the qualification and there are various options to suit the needs of individual students.

Course content

Year 1  
AS Mathematics
All pupils will study two Pure Mathematics modules; Core 1 and Core 2.  Topics
include differential calculus, geometry, proof and logic.  They will also study one
Applied Mathematics module; Statistics 1.  This covers the work done in GCSE
Statistics and extends to probability distributions, sampling and representing

Year 2  
A2 Mathematics
All pupils study a further two Pure Mathematics modules: Core 3 and Core 4
which extends the work done at AS level.  There is also an additional Applied
module, Mechanics 1.  This unit allows pupils to study kinematics, modeling,
Newtonian Laws as well as vectors and projectiles.

Entry requirements

A Grade B in GCSE Mathematics is required to study Mathematics at A Level.

Future opportunities

A Level Maths is a prerequisite for many university courses, particularly those with a
Science or Engineering focus.  

t is a highly desirable A Level and can open many career opportunities and allow you to progress onto a wide variety of subjects.

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 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September