Mathematics at Sutton Grammar School
Mathematics at AS and A-level builds on GCSE work. It involves the application of
theoretical concepts to real life problems, simplifying and modelling them where
appropriate in order to provide solutions. You will develop skills in reasoning, logic and proof and will understand when the use of technology in mathematics is effective and appropriate. Questions will often be less structured than at GCSE and may draw on knowledge of several different topics. You will have to think through problems and decide on appropriate strategies and techniques.
In the lower sixth, you will study two units of pure mathematics (C1 and C2) and one of applied mathematics, chosen from M1 (mechanics) and S1 (statistics). These two units make up the qualification AS mathematics. Those going on to A2 in the upper sixth will study two more units of pure mathematics (C3 and C4) and one more applied unit, which will most likely be a continuation of the strand chosen in lower sixth (i.e. M2 if you have completed M1 and S2 if you have completed S1). In practice, the choice of applied unit will be dictated by demand, taking into account the viability of teaching groups.
There are two A-level titles available at Sutton Grammar School: mathematics and further mathematics. The further mathematics course depends on a thorough understanding of the pure content of the mathematics course and in this sense is a higher-level program of study. Candidates choosing this option will need to have a strong A* grade at GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sutton Grammar School directly.
Last updated date: 02 September 2016