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Mathematics & Statistics A Level at St Paul's Catholic School

Course description

The course which we offer is intended to bridge the gap between the academic and the vocational whilst maintaining traditional academic rigour. It will be set in a context of applicable mathematics and will serve as a requirement for university entry and also as useful support to other curricular areas, particularly the natural and social sciences.

All students will study a combination of applied and pure mathematics. Those studying the social sciences such as psychology, geography, biology and economics would benefit from a further understanding of statistical methods to enable them to analyse data sources.

Course content

Six units are required for a full A-level. Three units are required for an AS level: Core 1 & 2 and Mechanics. One of the six units includes coursework, with the remainder of the assessment being by written examinations of 1 hour 30 minutes duration.

Entry requirements

5A*-C GCSE. Students must have taken the higher tier GCSE mathematics exam and must have achieved at least a grade B in this tier. Students should also appreciate the large quantity of algebra covered within the core modules and, as such, need to be proficient at the basic algebraic skills covered within the GCSE course


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Future opportunities

Mathematics A-level is highly regarded as a general qualification for higher education and employment. Career opportunities requiring mathematics beyond GCSE vary from those in the financial sector, to those in healthcare and the environment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

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