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Mathematics A2 GCE A Level at Weatherhead High School

Course description

Do you like a challenge? Are you good at Algebra ?
Do you want an A level that is highly regarded by universities and employers? Then think about taking Mathematics.

Studying Mathematics teaches you how to analyse and solve problems, reason logically and communicate concisely.

Entry requirements

You must have studied Higher Level GCSE Mathematics and acquired at least a grade B. Pupils with a Grade B at GCSE will be required to attend an additional Algebra session each week.


3 Exams: 1 hr 30 minutes each:

Core 3: Algebra and functions; trigonometry; exponential and logarithms; differentiation; numerical methods

Core 4: Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x,y,) plane (graphs) ; sequences and series; differentiation; integration; vectors

Decision 1: Algorithms; algorithms on graphs; the route inspection Mathematics problem; critical path analysis; graphical linear programming; matchings

Future opportunities

A shortage of highly numerate candidates in the jobs market means employers pay a premium for the problem solving and number crunching skills of A Level mathematicians; young people with A Level maths earn 10 per cent more than their mathematically challenged counterparts.

Further information

Mathematics is a very popular and successful subject at Weatherhead. We have a dedicated team of specialist A level teachers, all on hand to support you throughout the course. The camaraderie and support amongst students is invaluable to the success of all; we encourage you to seek help from both the teahcers and fellow students and this creates a sense of 'positive learning' within the department.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year