Mathematics A Level at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman
Mathematics more than ever, is being seen as an Advanced Level subject for all future careers. Universities and industry are keen to attract young people who are numerate, but more importantly, can think in a structured and analytical way.
In the first year, all students will study three modules which are a combination of pure and statistic mathematics. This will provide an AS qualification at the end of Year 12. In the second year, students will study another two pure modules and a mechanics module. These 6 modules will complete the full A level In Mathematics.
GCSE Point Scores
In advising students as to the most suitable choice of post-16 courses/programmes of study, we use a GCSE 'Point Score' as a benchmark.
The Score is made up from the best six GCSE grades achieved by the student using the following scale:-
A* - 8 points
A - 7 points
B - 6 points
C - 5 points
D - 4 points
E – 3 points
F – 2 points
G - 1 point
This process has been used successfully over a number of years and proved to be an accurate predictor of likely success through the various possible routes of study.
- To study 4 A Level subjects over 2 years – 42 points (minimum) including Maths & English (following consultation)
- To Study 3 A Level subjects over 2 years points – 30 points (minimum) including Maths & English
- To study a green route a point score of 30 points from at least 4 separate subjects
N.B. Although, as stated above, these ‘scores’ are good predictors of likely success upon entry into the Sixth Form, each student is treated as an individual and the post GCSE Interview is a very important process. Parents are welcome to be present at these interviews.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ysgol Dyffryn Aman directly.