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Mathematics at Carshalton High School for Girls

Course description

AS and A Level Mathematics will broaden your experience of Mathematics at GCSE and prepare you to study Mathematics or its applications at a higher level. You will continue to deepen your knowledge of Algebra and Geometry in Core Mathematics, whilst learning skills in the new areas of Calculus in your first year, and then deepen your knowledge of this in the second year. The applied units will use the knowledge and skills learnt at GCSE and in the Core units, and apply these to everyday, real life concepts which can relate to business and industry amongst many others.

Course content

You will complete a variety of tasks to help you to develop your understanding including exercises, practice exam questions and applying theory to different contexts in real life. You will have to have a strong background in algebra in order to cope with the demands of the subject.

You will learn how to sketch graphs, solve equations, find the sum to infinity of sequences, as well as studying how to interpret and analyse data, and how to model moving objects with mathematical equations.

You will study Core mathematics 1 and 2 with Mechanics in Year 12, and Core Mathematics 3 and 4 with Statistics in Year 13.

Entry requirements

The minimum requirements to do this A level are 5 A* - C grades in 5 different subjects. You will need to get at least a Grade A in GCSE Mathematics to study this course.


The course is 100% written examination. You will take 3 units per year, to make a total of 6 for the A2. (3 for AS) There are 2 core and 1 applied units each year.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Carshalton High School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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