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Mathematics A Level 3 at Oakwood Park Grammar School

Course description

Mathematics A level provides a good foundation for the study of Mathematics at a higher level, which is essential for further study in many Mathematical and Physical sciences, and desirable for many other including Physics, Engineering, Economics, Accountancy and Finance and Computer Science, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Philosophy, Architecture, Biology, Chemistry, Geology as well as Mathematics itself

Course content

Mathematics will follow the new 2017 Edexcel exam board specification. Mathematics is a popular choice and it complements many other subjects in the curriculum. The course is linear and students will take all exams at the end of the two-year course.


Paper 1 and Paper   2:          Pure Mathematics 1



Algebra and Functions

Coordinate Geometry in the (x, y) plane

Arithmetic Sequences and Series


Exponentials and logarithms




Numerical methods



Paper 3:          Statistics and Mechanics


Statistical sampling

Representation and Summary of Data


Statistical distributions

Statistical hypothesis testing

Quantities and units in mechanics


Forces and Newton’s Laws




Entry requirements

Six 9-5 (A*-C) GCSE grades with at least four at grade 6 (B) including grade 6 in Mathematics and in other subjects to be studied at A level

You will need to be recommended by your Mathematics teacher for your suitability to study Mathematics in the Sixth Form. Your predicted grade should ideally be a Grade 7 


Students are assessed in school using a variety of end of topic tests, end of unit tests and homework assignments. These are monitored closely and are linked to reporting, rewards and interventions.

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Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Mathematics, related areas such as Engineering, Economics, Physics or more general higher education courses.With further training, you could go into a job related to Mathematics such as an Accountant, Engineer, Financial Adviser or Teacher.The course also helps you develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that many employers across lots of industries are looking for, especially in the economic and financial sectors.

Further information

Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to sit the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Students also have the opportunity to compete in the UKMT/FMSP Senior Maths Team Challenge and to attend enrichment activities at local universities. The department also arranges a team of sixth form students to help younger students at local primary schools. There is also a team of sixth formers who act as subject mentors and provide tutoring to lower school members

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 04 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years