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Mathematics A level at The Dukeries Academy

Course description

Mathematics is a subject which allows us to develop problem-solving skills; at first analysing the problem, then using our knowledge and experience to find a logical solution. It is the clear and logical thinking plus the requirement to communicate effectively - which makes the study of Mathematics such an asset either for Further Education, Higher Education or Employment.

Course content

In each year we study two pure maths units and one applied unit. The pure maths units cover such topics as Algebra, Trigonometry, Sequences and Calculus.

You will see that some of these terms are familiar and are a continuation of the work you started earlier in school. Some terms are unfamiliar and you will cover new ground for these areas. A unifying factor in all pure maths is the communication of abstract ideas, usually in an algebraic format. This means that you really need to enjoy thinking and communicating using algebra if you are to be successful in this course.

The applied units cover particular applications of maths and will come from the study of statistics and mechanics.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or higher GCSE Maths. 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (including English).


A single written examination paper, lasting one and half hours for each unit. All units have an equal weighting. All exams must be taken in the summer. There are no coursework requirements for this course.

Future opportunities

A Level Mathematics continues to be a very powerful qualification, which can often open the door to many career opportunities and numerous university courses. Degree courses ranging from Medicine to Engineering require A Level Maths for entry and other subjects such as Psychology, Geography and Business Studies see AS and A Level Maths as clear evidence of the skills needed to be successful.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Dukeries Academy directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years