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Mathematics A-Level at Coopers School

Course description

There are four main areas of study:

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  • Pure Mathematics, including calculus and trigonometry.
  • Statistics, including probability, regression and correlation.
  • Decision Mathematics, including optimisation and algorithms.
  • Mechanics, including velocity and forces.

Course content

The course consists of 6 modules.


Year 1
You will study two Pure modules and one Statistics module.

Year 2
You will study two Pure modules and either one Decision module or one Mechanics module.All modules are assessed through 90 minute examinations. Each module carries a weighting of 16.66% of your overall result. You will take all examinations in May/June in both Year 12 and Year 13.

Students studying Further Mathematics, as well as Mathematics, will study all 6 Mathematics modules in Year 1. You will take all examinations in May/June of Year 12.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language C or better
GCSE Maths A or better

Future opportunities

A Level Further Mathematics is a facilitating subject well regarded by the Russell Group of universities. Studying it will therefore open up a wide range of degree and career opportunities. At university, mathematics may be taken as a single subject or as part of a combination of subjects, e.g. Mathematics and Computer Science. Particular careers where studying A Level Further Mathematics will be beneficial include Actuary, Accountancy, Engineering, Computer Science, Operational Research, Industrial Technology, Medicine and Dentistry, The Ministries of Health & Defence, Astronomy, Insurance and Architecture. Recent A Level Mathematicians at Coopers have gone on to study Neurological Science at the University of Nottingham and Mathematics at the University of Surrey and Queen Mary, University of London.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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