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Mathematics A-Level at Burnham Grammar School

Course description

The Mathematics course consists of four core modules and two applied modules. Mathematics AS consists of 3 AS modules, two of them being Core modules, C1 and C2 and the third being Statistics 1 (S1).

Mathematics A-Level requires a further 3 modules: C3 and C4 and the third being Mechanics 1 (M1).

In Year 12 students will study core mathematics covering algebra, inequalities, sequences and series, coordinate geometry, graphs, exponentials, binomial expansion, radian measure, differentiation and integration. In statistics, students will study data handling, probability, normal distribution, correlation and regression.

In Year 13 students will study core mathematics developing on the ideas from AS in algebra, exponentials, logarithms, trigonometry, binomial expansion, differentiation and integration. New core topics covered include and study new topics in parametric equations, vectors and numerical methods. In mechanics, students will study application of vectors, kinematics, statics and dynamics.

Course content

Students will sit C1, C2 and S1 in Year 12, and C3, C4 and M1 in Year 13.

During the academic year, students will complete regular tests and assessed independent study tasks in order to monitor and track their progress through the course.

Entry requirements

You must achieve at least 368 GCSE capped points (i.e. your best 8 subjects) for entry to the Sixth form. You must also achieve a C grade in English Language GCSE and Mathematics GCSE alongside meeting the entry criteria for each individual subject. Option 4 is conditional upon achieving 400+ GCSE capped points. 

GCSE points: A*= 58, A= 52, B= 46, C= 40, D= 34

Subject Specific

Grade A in GCSE Mathematics


All modules are equally weighted. Each paper is out of 75 marks, which is then scaled up giving a score out of 100. Students have 90 minutes for each paper.

Future opportunities

Both universities and employers hold an A level qualification in Mathematics in high regard. With the appropriate combination of other AS and A levels, A level Mathematics can lead to a wide variety of options when choosing higher education courses. Typical examples include Engineering, Medicine, Law, Business, Social and Political sciences, Natural sciences and of course Mathematics itself. The employment opportunities are equally diverse and generally students who study for an A-Level in mathematics earn on average 10% more than those of similar ability who did not.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnham Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 28 April 2015

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