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Mathematics at St Birinus School

Course description


  • Unit 1 Algebra and Functions.
  • Unit 2 Algebra and Functions.
  • Unit 3 One other Applied Module (M1 or S1).


  • Unit 4 Algebra and Functions.
  • Unit 5 Algebra and Functions.
  • Unit 6 One other Applied Module (M2 or S2).

    Single Mathematics builds on GCSE algebraic skills and extends it to co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry, differentiation, integration, in Units 1 and 2. Mechanics (M1) is an Applied maths area that applies pure maths skills to modelling the physical world. It introduces kinematics, dynamics and statics. Statistics (S1) involves Mathematical Modelling in probability and data handling.

    The A2 course Core Mathematics C3 explores properties of functions and studies trigonometry in more depth and Core Mathematics C4 involves further differentiation, integration, solving differential equations and more.

    Mechanics (M2) extends the work begun in M1 and Statistics (S2) extends application of Statistical Distributions, sampling techniques and hypothesis testing.

  • Entry requirements

    If you achieve at least 5 C grades or above or the equivalent youcould consider Advanced Level courses.

    However, for the majority of Level 3 subjects B grades at GCSEare required. Specific grade requrements for subjects are available from staff and will be discussed at interview .

    How to apply

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

    Last updated date: 09 June 2014

    Key information

    • Start date: Next September
    • Duration: 2 years