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Mathematics at St Mary's Catholic School

Course description

Awarding Body: OCR.

Taking mathematics at A level will give you the opportunity to develop your powers of reasoning, mathematical techniques, thinking skills and imagination with regard to solving problems. This is a subject which becomes increasingly fascinating as you study it at higher levels. The power and yet simplicity of some of the concepts and ideas you will meet may surprise you. The skills that you will acquire on this course are extremely useful and you will be introduced to areas of mathematics that are commonly used in fields as diverse as biology, chemistry, physics, economics, psychology and engineering.

Course content

In year 12 students study two modules of Core mathematics (C1 and C2) and one applied module; Statistics (S1).

The Core modules involve the study of calculus, coordinate geometry, trigonometry,algebra and polynomials amongst other things. Statistics involves representation of data, probability, discrete random variables and bivariate data.

In year 13 two further modules of Core mathematics are take (C3 and C4) and one of the applied modules; Decision (D1). Decision involves the study of a variety of algorithms to solve problems in networks.

Entry requirements

A in Mathematics at GCSE.


There are six modular examinations, in January and June; three in each year.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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