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Maths: Pure, Statistics & Mechanics - A Level at Dinnington High School

Course description

Level 3

If you’ve always enjoyed a challenge, liked solving problems, are committed and enthusiastic towards Maths and want to study a highly respected A-level which works alongside more subjects than any other then here is the course for you.

Course content

Core Maths – 2/3 of the content.

This involves the study of topics such as algebra, geometry, and trigonometry in greater depth and introduces new topics such as Calculus. Much of the content in Core is also designed to assist in the optional aspect of the course.

Statistics deals with the analysis of numerical data, testing of significance in experiments and scenarios and arriving at summaries and conclusions based on sound evidence. Many ideas will be extended from the GCSE examination with topics including probability and sampling data and introducing new key topics such as the normal distribution, correlation and confidence intervals. Many components of the course complement other fields of study including Psychology, Sports Science, Physics and Biology.

Mechanics deals with the mathematical motion of objects and how they respond to the forces that act upon them. Engines, projectiles, missiles, satellites and the use of friction, gravity and Newton’s Laws are just some elements of the highly physical world to be studied. 30 Many of the ideas you will meet in the course form an essential introduction to fields such as Cybernetics, Robotics, Biomechanics, Sports Science, Engineering and Physics.

Entry requirements

5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above (or equivalent), must include a Grade 5 in Maths obtained from Higher Tier GCSE examination.

In exceptional circumstances we will consider a grade 5 candidate from Foundation tier.


Exams at the end of the second year - Three two hour papers - No optional elements.

Paper 1 Core

Paper 2 Core and Mechanics

Paper 3 Core and Statistics

Future opportunities

Maths offers limitless opportunities in terms of progression. Examples would include Business, Accountancy, Engineering, Teaching, Finance, Retail, etc.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 December 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

Contact details


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    • We are located by the side of a local college and on a major bus route, from Worksop and Rotherham.  Buses also run regularly from Sheffield.