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Mathematics A-Level at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

This A-Level is offered at AS and A2.  Students of A-Level Mathematics will develop an understanding of mathematical processes, develop the ability to think logically, construct mathematical proofs and understand the coherence and progression in Mathematics and how different areas of Mathematics can be connected.

Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is Edexcel.

Where can this lead?

Careers in Mathematics, Engineering, Medicine, Computer Science and many many more. 

Course Breakdown - Lower Sixth

All students study; Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.  There are two exams to achieve AS Level Mathematics:

  • Paper 1: Core Mathematics (2 hours, 62.5%)
  • Paper 2: Statistics and Mechanics (1 hour 15 minutes, 37.5%)

Course Breakdown - Upper Sixth

This course is available to students who have successfully completed AS Level in Year 12 and gained a grade D or higher.  Students achieving grade E will be considered individually.  All students study Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Mechanics.  Assessment is via three written examinations at the end of Year 13. AS grades NO LONGER contribute to this linear A level.

  • Paper 1: Pure Mathematics 1 (1 – 2 hours, 33.33%)
  • Paper 2: Pure Mathematics 2 (2 hours, 33.33%)
  • Paper 3: Statistics and Mechanics – (2 hours, 33.33%)

Enrichment Opportunities

Those studying this course benefit from timetabled Intervention Sessions with specialist teachers, after school revision, classwork and homework support sessions. Visits to Universities to experience Mathematics in a Higher Education setting will be available to all students. Some students will have the opportunity to compete in the Senior Mathematics Challenge held at Sheffield University.


Entry requirements

Grade 7 or above at GCSE in Mathematics. 

Further information

Follow the link to see our Mathematics Student Profiles:

For further information, please contact - Mr C Brailsford /     

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 26 October 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: Can be 1 or 2 years