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Mathematics A Level at St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls

Course description

Mathematics at AS and Advanced GCE is a course worth studying not only as a supporting subject for the physical and social sciences, but in its own right. It is challenging but interesting. It builds on work you will have met at GCSE, but also involves new ideas that some of the greatest minds of the millennium have produced. It serves as a very useful support for many other qualifications as well as being a sought-after qualification for the workplace and higher education courses.

While studying Mathematics you will be expected to:

  • Use mathematical skills and knowledge to solve problems
  • Solve quite complicated problems by using mathematical arguments and logic
  • Understand and demonstrate what is meant by proof in mathematics
  • Simplify real-life situations so that you can use mathematics to show what is happening and what might happen in different circumstances
  • Use the mathematics that you learn to solve problems that are given to you in a real-life context
  • Use calculator technology and other resources (such as formulae booklets or statistical tables) effectively and appropriately; understand calculator limitations and when it is inappropriate to use such technology

Mathematics at AS and Advanced GCE is modular in structure. There are 6 units. These are divided into the three branches of Mathematics:

  1. Pure Mathematics = C1, C2, C3, C4
  2. Mechanics = M1
  3. Statistics = S1

Entry requirements

5 A*-C grades at GCSE including English. GCSE grade A or A* at Mathematics are preferred. Students may be considered with a B in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Martin in the Fields High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years