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Mathematics A level at Francis Combe Academy

Course description

Mathematics Is necessary for any student who wishes to read any STEM subject at University and highly recommended for Geography, Economics, Computing. Psychology and Business Studies amongst others. Maths is known as a 'facilitating' subject, that universities rate highly for entry to any course. 

Course content

Two thirds of the course is Pure Mathematics. algebra, calculus, trigonometry and proof, and one third is Applied Mathematics, mechanics and statistics. 

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for a 2 year programme of 3 or 4 A levels including the facilitating subjects, is a mostly A*/B profile at GCSE, including 5 A* - C grades, including grade 5 maths and English.

General entry requirement for a 2 year programme of 3 A levels, or a combination of A levels and vocational qualifications, is a mostly B/C profile at GCSE including 5 A* - C grades, including grade 4 English.

Maths A level is suitable for students that have achieved a level 6 or higher at GCSE.


Internal assessment will consist of chapter tests, homework and three mock examinations per academic year. 

External assessment will consist of three AS examinations at the end of Year 12 and three A2 examinations at the end of Year 13.

Future opportunities

Just about anywhere! People with Maths degrees and other qualifications can go into: 
accounting, medicine, engineering, forensic pathology, finance, business, consultancy, teaching, IT, games development, scientific research, programming, civil service, design, construction and astrophysics to name a few... It's not surprising that Maths 
was the most popular A-level choice of 2013! 

A spokesperson for the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications says: 
"A-level maths is tremendously important. It provides a firm foundation for all scientific, technical, engineering and mathematical careers and a flying start for many other types of career, such as those in finance, medicine, agriculture ... etc. The list is endless! " 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Francis Combe Academy directly.

Last updated date: 03 November 2017
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