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Mathematics A level at Charters School

Course description

New AS and A levels in Mathematics and Further Mathematics are being introduced in England for first teaching from September 2017. The changes include:

New linear structure: AS will be decoupled from A level, and all assessment will take place at the end of the course. Exam questions may draw on the content of the whole A level.

New emphasis: There will be more emphasis on problem solving, reasoning and modelling, and a requirement for the use of technology to permeate teaching and learning.

New content: The content of AS and A level Mathematics will be fixed. It will include pure mathematics, mechanics and statistics (including analysis of large data sets). There will be some choice in content for AS and A level Further Mathematics.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade level 7 required. Students who have completed the GCSE early should have studied some form of mathematics for the rest of the year such as Additional Mathematics (FMSQ) or done A level booster work.
Summer induction homework must be completed and handed in. Anyone who was not at induction will be given the homework at the start of the course. A basic skill test will be sat in the first or second lesson, failure to meet the departments pass mark will result in the student being placed on emergency intervention and a further test being sat. The test is based on the work in the induction booklet and includes skills that are essential to the A level course.

*Not suitable for those students who have had a gap year in their mathematics education between GCSE and A level.



Future opportunities

Mathematics qualifications are highly regarded and are warmly welcomed by universities. Students who take Mathematics are regarded as demonstrating a strong commitment to their studies. Learning Mathematics is also very useful for any mathematically rich degree. Some prestigious university courses require students to have a Mathematics qualification and others may adjust their entry grade requirements more favourably to students with Mathematics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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