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Mathematics & Statistics A Level at Coombe Boys' School

Course description

Mathematics encourages students to think logically and develop the skills and knowledge required for solving a wide range of practical or abstract problems. In Core Maths (also known as Pure Maths) you will extend your knowledge of such topics as algebra and trigonometry as well as introduce new ideas such as differentiation and integration (jointly referred to as calculus).

The course content is interesting in its own right, but also serves as an important foundation for other branches of mathematics, physical and social sciences. Studying Statistics allows students to analyse and summarise numerical data from questionnaires or experiments in order to arrive at conclusions about it.

The ideas from this course have applications ranging from assessing what your car insurance is going to cost to how likely it is that the Earth will be hit by a comet in the next few years. Many of the techniques are used in science and social science courses as well.

Entry requirements

We require you to have at least a grade A GCSE Mathematics at Higher Tier.


The course is assessed by a series of equally weighted external examinations of 1 hour 30 minutes each. Exams take place in May/June. 3 units are required for AS, 6 units for Alevel and 12 units for the double award of mathematics and further mathematics.

Mathematics qualifications must contain C1 & C2 for AS and C1, C2, C3 & C4 for A Level.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Coombe Boys' School directly.

Last updated date: 13 July 2015

Key information

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