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Mathematics A level at Wilmslow High School

Course description

Mathematics is a subject which offers challenge, fascination and enjoyment for its own sake. It is a concise means of communication, a universal language and a necessary support to other subjects.

The single ‘A’ level Mathematics course consists of six modules, with 3 modules at AS level and 3 modules at A2 level. There are 4 modules of Pure (known as Core) Mathematics, 1 module of Statistics, and 1 Mechanics module.

Entry requirements

Students are required to have achieved a grade B or above in mathematics and a grade C in English language. However, a grade A in GCSE mathematics is highly recommended.


Each module is assessed by an examination lasting 11/2 hours. In both Year 12 and Year 13 with the 3 modules being examined in the summer. The first examination is a non-calculator examination. Graphical calculators may be used for all other papers.

During the course, use is made of purpose designed software, practical equipment and graphics calculators. These calculators are available from the department, at discount prices, at the beginning of the course and it is an expectation that students will purchase one. Students will have access to additional resources via the school’s VLE.

Further information

Mathematics A level

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 September 2016

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