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Mathematics A Level at Queens Park Community School

Course description

A Level Mathematics is a highly valued qualification because it demonstrates your ability to solve complex problems, think logically and work with abstract ideas. It is one of the main ‘facilitator’ subjects, required or desirable for a wide range of courses and careers. Mathematics may be successfully studied alongside arts, science or social science subjects.

Course content

In the first year of the A Level course you: revise and extend ‘pure mathematics’ topics covered in GCSE such as algebra, coordinate geometry, calculus, sequences and series and trigonometry study probability and statistics which supports study in the sciences and social sciences study elements of mechanics which supports study in physics.
In the second year of the A Level course you continue to study the same areas of
mathematics in more depth using more sophisticated methods. Additionally you study
numerical methods and extend the study of mechanics to include ‘moments’.

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics grade 6 - 9, a strong interest in the subject, and an average point score of at least 6.0 across the GCSE subjects.
To be a successful mathematician at A level you will develop the skills and understanding to demonstrate mathematical argument, language and proof, solve mathematical problems, and use mathematical modelling.


There will be three 2 hour written exams which will assess everything you have learned over the two years. All the papers assess:
Algebra and functions
Coordinate geometry
Sequences and series
Exponentials and logarithms
Differentiation and Integration
Numerical methods
Paper 2 also assesses:
Paper 3 also assesses:
Quantities and units in mechanics
Forces and Newton’s laws
Statistical sampling
Data presentation and interpretation
Statistical distributions
Statistical hypothesis testing

Future opportunities

Mathematics A level is necessary or useful for any of the following: economics, engineering, physics, accountancy, computing, architecture, chemistry, medicine and philosophy.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queens Park Community School directly.

Last updated date: 17 April 2018
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