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Mathematics A Level at Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy

Course description

You will learn further skills in Pure Mathematics including algebra, trigonometry and calculus. You will also learn skills in Mechanics.

Course content


Core 3

Core 4

Decision Mathematics 1

Entry requirements

The course is for students who have done well in AS-Level Mathematics, having achieved a grade 'D' or better, and who wish to further develop their skills in mathematics.



Formative assessment during the course will occur informally in class, through your class work and homework and through topic tests.


Summative assessment will be through three externally set one and a half hour exams.


The remaining 50 % of the marks will come from the AS-Level course.


Future opportunities

A-Level mathematics will be useful for progression to a wide range of Further and Higher Education courses or for employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Handsworth Wood Girls' Academy is situated within a large green site with playing fields at the front and back of the main buildings.  Unlike many new schools, classrooms at HWGA are spacious, and most teachers have their own rooms and are accessible to support students.  Much refurbishment has taken place over the last two years.  Recent changes have included a refurbished library, refurbished and extended Sixth Form Learning Area, five brand new Science laboratories with refurbishment of the supporting preparatory rooms, a refurbished MFL department and refurbished Health and Social Care rooms.  In addition, the school is equipped with a modern  IT network including a cutting edge wireless cloud network throughout the school.  All Sixth Form students are supplied with their own laptops for study within the academy and at home.  The school has two dedicated Performing Art Suites, a Dance Studio and a large hall with high quality lighting rigs, and mechanised seating that provides a flexible performance venue.