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Mathematics A Level at Kingswood Secondary Academy

Course description

Mathematics encourages you to be open-minded and
adaptable; to look for more than one method of approach to a
problem; to make judgements on methods and techniques
available in terms of appropriateness and accuracy; to interpret,
evaluate and implement solutions and results.

Course content

The mathematics course consists of six modules, four of which
will be pure mathematics. The 2 Applied Modules consist of
Statistics and Decision Maths.

Units covered at AS
– Units covered in year 1: Core 1, Core 2 and Decision 1.

Units covered at A2
– Core 3, Core 4 and either Statistics 1.

Entry requirements

5+ A*-C grades at GCSE including C grade and above in English. Grade
A desired in mathematics GCSE, but high B grades will be considered.


Assessments will take place throughout the course as follows:
– AS Course: MD01, PC01, PCO2 Examination June.
– A2 Course: MS01, PC03, PC04 Examination June.

Future opportunities

Students who take mathematics at this level often find that
they are at an advantage over those who have not, when
studying sciences and other mathematical related degrees at
university. The more ground breaking areas of many these
courses such as GIS in geography, econometrics in
economics and banking require the student to be competent
in mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 July 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years