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Mathematics A Level at Poole High School

Course description

Maths earns you more money – A report by the Centre for Economic Performance stated that on average young people with A-Level Maths earn 10 percent more than those without.

Maths makes you more desirable - Dorset Careers Advice states that ‘it is difficult to think of any course/career where it (A-Level Maths) would not be welcomed’.

Maths is beautiful – As Albert Einstein said, ‘Pure Mathematics is the poetry of logical ideas’. Any students who have done well at Mathematics at GCSE level will enjoy studying A-Level Mathematics for its own sake. You will get a great deal of intellectual enjoyment from studying advanced mathematics and applying your mind analytically to rigorous mathematical problems. 

Course content

•       Core 1, 2 3 and 4

•       Statistics 1

•       Decision 1 


Which students do well at A-Level Maths?


Due to the highly academic nature of A-Level Mathematics courses, entry to the full A Level is restricted to students who have achieved an A or better on the Higher Level GCSE paper. 

Entry requirements

  • GCSE Maths – Grade A 


•       Three modular examinations (Core 1 and 2 and Statistics 1) in year 12 (AS) 

•       Three modular examinations (Core 3 and 4, and Decision 1) in Year 13 (A2) 

Financial information

Text books, tuition and course materials are provided free, however contributions are requested from parents for trips and visits that may support learning in school. Some students will be eligible for the 16-19 Bursary Fund, which is a government-provided fund for sixth form students facing financial hardship. It can help towards costs for travel, equipment (for example in PE or Food Technology), trips and books.

Future opportunities

Students considering the following careers should consider taking A-Level Maths: Engineering, Accountancy, Economics, Computer Programming, Architecture, Business, Banking, Air Traffic Control, Retail Management, Cartography, Surveying, Psychology and Teaching to name but a few. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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