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Mathematics A Level at Sandhurst School

Course description

An A level in mathematics is a great aid for other A level subjects. It provides a solid foundation to all sciences in mathematical techniques; in social sciences, the use of statistics; even in essay based subjects such as English and History. The subject aids the process of thinking logically, which is vital in putting arguments across.

Course content

Mathematics A Level is studied over two years. The areas covered are Core (Algebra, Number and Trigonometry), Statistics and Mechanics. All of the content is assessed by external exams at the end of year 13.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in GCSE mathematics. We also highly recommend that the students study the additional mathematics course in order to give them an insight into A Level mathematics as well as the best chance to succeed.


We internally assess throughout the course by regular testing and past papers to monitor and inform students of their progression.

Future opportunities

Mathematics is one of the most traditional subjects, a good grade in mathematics is a key to open many avenues of degree courses and future career aspirations.

The skills and techniques developed in the course provide an excellent foundation in order to study physics, psychology, economics, computing and business. Mathematics is very often a requirement in order to study these subjects at university.

Statistics is used in many areas of industry and society from medicine, marketing and media through to finance and engineering. A level mathematics broadens the field of future career possibilities. Also, research has shown that those who study A Level mathematics will earn at least 5% more than students leaving with similar qualifications.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years