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Mathematics AS and A Level *Fees Payable* at St Christopher School

Course description

In Mathematics you will meet new and powerful ideas, which have both intrinsic interest and wide applicability.  The studies will develop your analytical and problem skills, attributes much sought after by employers and universities.  In Core Mathematics, you will build on the algebra, trigonometry and co-ordinate geometry from GCSE and then meet the new topics of differential and integral calculus. In Mechanics you will learn how to model important physical situations involving forces and motions. In Statistics you will carry on from GCSE looking at how statistical analysis can be used to analyse data and how probability is used to model situations to help make decisions.

Course content

AS Course (Mathematics)

Unit 1
(Core Maths 1)

Unit 2
(Core Maths 2)

Unit 3
(Mechanics 1)
(Statisics 1)

A2 Course

Unit 4
(Core Maths 3)

Unit 5
(Core Maths 4)

Unit 6

(Statistics 1)
(Mechanics 2)

Entry requirements

You should have preferably an A or A* at GCSE although those with a borderline A/B will be considered.  You need extremely strong algebraic skills in particular.  You need to be prepared to work hard throughout the course, to complete written assignments on time, and to ask for help early enough for that help to be useful.

We expect to run two Mathematics sets.  One set will include all those who wish to do Further Mathematics as well as students who are able to work at a faster pace.


You will have two teachers for Mathematics.  Lessons will be in much the same style as for GCSE although students will need to spend more time on independent practice outside the classroom.

Financial information

Fees will be payable for this course. Further details regarding scholarships, bursaries and exact fees are available on the website.

Future opportunities

An A Level in Mathematics is essential for studying Mathematics, Statistics, the Physical Sciences (e.g. Physics or Engineering) and often Economics at university, but is also viewed favourably as a qualification by a wide range of employers and by Admissions Tutors for many other university courses.  Many careers can follow from the study of Mathematics including work in research, the Sciences, Accountancy, Legal & Financial professions, Management & Business, Engineering and Teaching.

Further information

Please be aware that St Chris Sixth Form is a fee-paying independent provider.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Christopher School directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2016
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