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Mathematics at The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

Course description

At the Royal Grammar School we offer a wide range of Sixth Form Mathematics. This is especially important in a world where Mathematics and those who excel in it are becoming ever more highly prized. Mathematics A level is not just valuable for all those interested in Sciences, Business, Economics and Geography, but also provides a wider knowledge base for those specialising in the Arts.


Course content

The course consists of 6 modules. C1, C2 and S1 are examined in Year 12. All examinations are 1½ hours and equally weighted, out of 100 UMS. Only C1 is noncalculator. There is no coursework.
- Core Mathematics 1 (C1)
- Core Mathematics 2 (C2)
- Statistics 1 (S1)
- Core Mathematics 3 (C3)
- Core Mathematics 4 (C4)
- Mechanics 1 (M1)

To achieve an A grade, boys must gain 480/600 UMS and to achieve an A* they must also achieve a total of 180 UMS on C3 and C4.

Those who have completed an Additional Mathematics qualification will have already experienced some of the joys of advanced Mathematics and be ready for the challenges ahead, but even those who have a good GCSE pass at grade A should still consider A Level Mathematics.

A Level Mathematics picks up where the harder topics of Higher GCSE left off, in particular topics in Algebra, Trigonometry and Coordinate Geometry. The applied modules allow those of a more practical nature to experiment with their Mathematics in modelling real situations. Mathematics A level allows you to develop many skills including problem solving, logic, improve basic numeracy skills and creativity needed to solve mathematical problems.

Mathematics is an amazing subject to have at A Level and, provided you have a solid understanding of the GCSE concepts before you start, some perseverance and effort, you should be able to do well. You can expect to have Mathematics homework up to four times a week and be regularly involved in problem solving activities.

Choosing Mathematics at an advanced level opens many career opportunities, so even if students had not envisaged working in an area noted for its mathematical contents, it is often the case that a mathematical qualification is recommended if not required.

Entry requirements

Grade A in Mathematics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015
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