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A-Level Mathematics at Silverdale

Course description

A Level Mathematics (Edexcel) is a fascinating subject to study.  The course deals with developing logic and problem solving skills that can be applied in a wide range of areas.  Maths helps to support the study of subjects including physics, chemistry, engineering, IT, economics, business, and biology.

Course content

Students study towards 3 exams in A Level Mathematics; these are Pure Mathematics 1, Pure Mathematics 2 and Applied Mathematics. The Pure maths topics further develop the GCSE topics of algebra, functions, graphs and trigonometry and introduce new topics such as logarithms and calculus. The Applied topics cover more tangible areas of maths with a mixture of Mechanics and Statistics being taught.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics


Each of the 3 modules is tested through a 2 hour written paper in June of Year 13. Specific scientific calculators are required for these exams.

Future opportunities

According to the Russell Group, Maths is a “facilitating” subject, which means that it will help with the study of lots of other subjects and the pursuit of many different careers. It provides a firm foundation for all scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical careers and academic pursuits, as well as a flying start for many other types of career, such as those in finance, medicine, marketing etc. The list is endless!

Further information

Teaching will be based around teaching students the key skills that Universities and employers want :

  • Problem solving skills.
  • Working with others.
  • Using ICT.
  • Developing confidence.

In addition to the A level Mathematics course, the department runs a very successful Further Mathematics course leading to 2 A levels. Students have the opportunity to either :

  • Complete both Mathematics and Further Mathematics to A-Level
  • Complete A-Level Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics.

This course has proved valuable (and is often essential) for students going on to study a Mathematics or Engineering based degree.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 01 October 2018
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    • Please use the web link above to access information about the Sixth Form timetable structure at Silverdale. It is vitally important that you look at our blocking when deciding on your subjects.This will ensure that your choices are compatible with our timetable.

      You must select one subject from each of the four blocks (or from three blocks if you are only studying three subjects).

      All our courses offered will run from September 2018 subject to sufficient demand.