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Mathematics A Level at Dunraven School

Course description

A-level Maths is made up of six units – three at AS and three at A2. There are four Pure Core units which make up two-thirds of the qualification and provide the techniques in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Calculus that form the fundamental building blocks of the subject. Mathematical applications make up the remaining third of the qualification and there are various options to suit the needs of individual students.
The applications fall into three strands:
Decision – networks, algorithms, sorting
Mechanics – forces, energy, motion
Statistics – probability, data handling, testing hypotheses.
Students can focus on one strand or study a mixture of any two.

Course content

Course Structure AS & A2
Advanced Subsidiary
Core Mathematics 1 and Core Mathematics 2 are compulsory pure mathematics topics.
Students must also choose an applications unit from either Mechanics 1 or Decision 1.
Advanced Level
A2 Maths is a further three units of work;
Core Mathematics 3 and Core Mathematics 4 are compulsory topics.
At A2 we offer Statistics 1 as our applications unit.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE Maths


All units are of equal weighting and are assessed by an exam of 1 hour 30 minutes.

Future opportunities

A-level Maths provides students with a thorough grounding in the mathematical tools and techniques often needed in the workplace. The logic and reasoning skills developed by studying A-level Maths makesure the qualification is widely respected even in non-mathematical arenas.

A-level Maths provides a foundation for further studies in a variety of subjects including Science, Computing and Engineering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years