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Mathematics A Level at Longfield Academy

Course description

The course aims to encourage candidates to develop their understanding of Mathematics and mathematical processes in a way that promotes confidence and fosters enjoyment.

Pure Mathematics can be best described as theoretical mathematics in an abstract or non-applied manner. As such it has a very high algebra content and good algebraic skills are therefore essential to be successful. Statistics involves the analysis and interpretation of data and takes the skills from GCSE to a much higher level. Mechanics has strong links with Physics, looking at forces and how they interact with objects.

Entry requirements

Overall requirement for Post 16:

5 A* - C at GCSE (English and mathematics grade 4). Max 2 BTECs at merit can count.

Subject specific requirements:

7 in Mathematics (not Statistics)


The assessment framework for mathematics consists of three examined papers, all of which carry 100 marks. These examinations are 2-hour papers and are worth 1/3 of the final qualification. 


Future opportunities

Careers in the financial sector, ICT, teaching & education, business sector and engineering.

Maths based university courses.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longfield Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years