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Mathematics AS and A Level (Edexcel) at Crawshaw Academy

Course description

Course Description

Maths A Level is the traditional A Level course. As this is a demanding subject, it is particulatly appropriate for mathematically able students who show both interest and commitment. Algebraic competency is also very important.

Course content

Course Content

The work begins where GCSE finishes. Two-thirds of the content will be Pure Mathematics, this includes algebra, graphical work, calculus, numerical methods and trigonometry. The other one-third will be topics from Mechanics and Statistics. The focus will be on developing your mathermatical skills including problem solving skills, proof, application and the connectivity.



Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

Entrants to the course must have achieved at least 5 x 9-4 grades at GCSE, including GCSE Mathematics at level 6 fom the higher tier.

Past experience shows that students who are in set 2 or lower invariably find the course too demanding. If you are at all unsure please see Mr Searle in the Maths department to discuss whether A Level Maths is an appropriate course choice.



AS Maths students, in summer 2018, will take two papers of 90 minutes duration. Paper1: Pure Maths and Mechanics. Paper 2: Pure Maths and Statistics.

For A Level Maths, in summer 2109, you will sit three examination papers of 2 hours duration. Paper 1: Pure Maths. Paper 2: Pure Maths and Mechanics. Paper 3: Pure Maths and Statistics.


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Future opportunities

Future Opportunities

A Level maths carries much status and is highly valued.

A wide range of career options and degrees are open to students who have a maths A Level. Common jobs leading from a Mathematics degree are; Software professionals, Information and communication technology manager, IT strategy and planning professionals, teachers, management consultants/actuaries/economists/statisticians.

Further information

Further Information

For further information on this course, speak with a member of the Mathematics Department at school, or check the AS and A Level specification on the Edexcel website:


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: 16 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years