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Mathematics A level at Edgbarrow School

Course description

When applying for Mathematics A Level, students should choose between Mathematics with Mechanics or Mathematics with Statistics.
Mathematics is a key subject at A2 and AS Level.  Some students continue Mathematics for interest and enjoyment; others choose the subject to support or complement other subject disciplines.  The course provides a solid foundation in core mathematics (including algebra, functions, calculus and co-ordinate geometry) as well as giving students an opportunity to explore other areas of applied mathematics.
Mathematics is a challenging subject, requiring a willingness to work independently.  Homework is set after each lesson.  This work is an integral part of the course and gives practice in the application of theory, tests understanding, allows time for background reading, and for learning necessary facts and formulae.  Regular assessment of written work gives students valuable feedback on methods, presentation and progress.


Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade A or above.  Candidates predicted a grade B in Mathematics will be considered if they are prepared to attend a bridging course.


AS units

Units 1 and 2 - Pure Mathematics C1, one sixth of A Level, and C2, one sixth of A Level.

Unit 3 - Mechanics M1, one sixth of A Level, or Statistics S1, one sixth of A Level. 

A2 units

Units 4 and 5 - Pure Mathematics C3, one sixth of A Level, and C4, one sixth of A Level.

Unit 6 - Decision D1, one sixth of A Level.


Future opportunities

The skills and techniques developed in the course provide an excellent foundation for a wide variety of degree courses and careers including mathematics, engineering, medicine, business and finance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September