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Mathematics AS/A2 Level at Saint Cecilia's Church of England School

Course description

Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Optometry, Physics, Veterinary Science.

These are just some of the degree subjects to which A level Mathematics can open doors. And it is no surprise; Mathematics is the universal language that underpins so much of our modern society. Yet it is also a beautiful subject that is worthwhile studying for its own sake.

A level Mathematics is a challenging but rewarding course. Choose it if:

  • ž You enjoy Mathematics and solving problems
  • ž You are not afraid of hard work! Many students find the transition from GCSE to A level Maths challenging. Only those with a strong work ethic succeed.
  • ž You are very secure in algebraic techniques such as solving quadratic equations, rearranging formulae, manipulating algebraic fractions, solving simultaneous equations including by substitution, sketching transformations of graphs.
  • ž You think you may want to study Mathematics or a Mathematics-related degree at university such as Engineering, Economics or Biochemistry.





Course content

Two-thirds of the course is based on pure Mathematics, focussing almost entirely on algebraic topics such as sequences, graphs, functions, proof, trigonometry, and a major new topic, Calculus.

One-third of the course is based on applied Mathematics, covering the domains of Statistics and Mechanics.

The AS Course (Year 12) consists of two Core modules (Core 1 and Core 2) and one Applied Mathematics module (Statistics 1).

The A2 Course (Year 13) consists of two Core modules (Core 3 and Core 4) and one Applied Mathematics module (Mechanics 1).


Entry requirements

Due to the demanding nature of this course, students require a grade A at GCSE to be accepted on to the course. 




  • All units are equally weighted and are assessed completely by examination.


Future opportunities

Aeronautical engineering, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Optometry, Physics, Veterinary Science.


Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact us on 0208 780 1244 or

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Saint Cecilia's Church of England School directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2015
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      Saint Cecilia’s is a co-educational comprehensive school for pupils aged 11-18 years in the Diocese of Southwark and the London Borough of Wandsworth. The school is highly successful and well-respected with a proven record of high academic standards taught in a caring, supportive and distinctly Christian environment.

      The school respects the unique contribution which every individual can make to the community and seeks to place this contribution within a clear structure which both embraces the highest possible academic aspirations and accepts individual differences in ability, aptitude and level of skills. Saint Cecilia’s is primarily a learning community and its culture of teaching and learning unlocks pupils’ potential for self-fulfillment and prepares them to take their place within adult life as well-rounded responsible and caring people.

      At the heart of the school is its Christian foundation, where Jesus Christ is reflected in every aspect of school life. This is true in the relationships we build, the choices we make, the attitudes we adopt and the goals for which we strive, and as a Christian school we are proud to declare that we exist to “Glorify God Through Outstanding, Enjoyable Education”.

      Our school community is enriched by a committed staff, good discipline and wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities aimed at broadening our pupils’ experiences. We pride ourselves on knowing each child personally, thereby enabling us to monitor carefully the all-round development of each child during his or her time with us.

      Indeed, we want all pupils to look back on their time at this school as the happiest time of their lives; this is what we strive for day in and day out. Our success is also built on the excellent partnerships developed with parents and carers, through which we can promote the kind of education that enables our pupils to prosper and receive the very best educational opportunities.

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      Life in the Sixth Form is exciting and vibrant with a real sense of purpose. Students are encouraged to study a combination of courses that are most suited to their interests, particular skill set and future career and life ambitions. Students are encouraged to 'think big'  and 'aim high'. We want every student to at least fulfil, if not exceed, his or her academic potential, and there is a real drive towards achieving academic success.

      However, life in the Sixth Form at Saint Cecilia's offers much more than that. It is our desire for students to achieve their academic potential, but equally we want students to leave here having successfully managed the transition from child to adult, and to have developed the skills, abilities, confidence and character to lead fulfilled and happy adult lives and make a valuable contribution to the society in which they live.